Adderall is the psychostimulant drug, used to treatnarcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is aprescribed medication, consisted of several components, including: dextroamphetaminesulphate, dextroamphetamine saccharide, amphetamine aspartate, and amphetaminesulfate.
The drug (presumably) works by increasing the amount of neurotransmittersin the brain, especially dopamine and norepinephrine. Because of these effects,Adderall is known to increase alertness, concentration and overall mood anddecreasing the tiredness. The drug is also highly abused substance, for it canalso be used as psychostimulant and the libido booster. Adderall prescriptionis under a strict control in the USA, because of its abuse and addictionproperties.
There are two forms of this medication: Immediate Release (IR)Adderall is used to treat both ADHD and narcolepsy, and extender release (XR)Adderall can be used only to treat ADHD.
The dosage of the medication can vary significantly,depending on the severity of the treated disorder. Patients might be prescribedto a dose from 5mg to 30mg, because the drug is known to stay in the body for avery long time. Make sure to use Adderall exactly as it was prescribed, becausethe overdose and abuse might have serious health consequences.
Adderall Adverse Effects
Patients using Adderall reported several side effects causeby the drug. Some people experienced: vomiting, headaches and diarrhea. There werealso cases of sleeping problems, vision problems and nervous attacks associatedwith Adderall.
The abuse and recreational use of this medication could leadto hypertension, depression and strokes.
Once a person takes Adderall it dissolves in the stomach andgets into the blood flow. The reason it stays very long in the body is becauseit can penetrate into the brain (XR Adderall is known to stay even longer than IRform).
Quantity of the dose, how many times per day you took themedication and for how long you have been using it are the factors that decidehow long will Adderall stay in your body. In most cases, just one dose of thisdrug can stay up to 4 days in the body. People using (or abusing) Adderall for a long time, mighthave this drug in their system for even more than just 4 days.
All this time, the drug can be detectedin the samples of your saliva, urine and hair. There are also urine and bloodtests available to detect the abuse of Adderall. These test can reveal theactual dose of Adderall you took, but also if you have been using it recreationally and for how long.