Adderall is the psychostimulant drug, used to treat narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is a prescribed medication, consisted of several components, including: dextroamphetamine sulphate, dextroamphetamine saccharide, amphetamine aspartate, and amphetamine sulfate.
The drug (presumably) works by increasing the amount of neurotransmitters in the brain, especially dopamine and norepinephrine. Because of these effects, Adderall is known to increase alertness, concentration and overall mood and decreasing the tiredness. The drug is also highly abused substance, for it can also be used as psychostimulant and the libido booster. Adderall prescription is under a strict control in the USA, because of its abuse and addiction properties.
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 prescribed to a dose from 5mg to 30mg, because the drug is known to stay in the body for a very long time. Make sure to use Adderall exactly as it was prescribed, because the overdose and abuse might have serious health consequences.
Adderall Adverse Effects
Patients using Adderall reported several side effects cause by the drug. Some people experienced: vomiting, headaches and diarrhea. There were also cases of sleeping problems, vision problems and nervous attacks associated with Adderall.
The abuse and recreational use of this medication could lead to hypertension, depression and strokes.
Once a person takes Adderall it dissolves in the stomach and gets into the blood flow. The reason it stays very long in the body is because it can penetrate into the brain (XR Adderall is known to stay even longer than IR form).
Quantity of the dose, how many times per day you took the medication and for how long you have been using it are the factors that decide how long will Adderall stay in your body. In most cases, just one dose of this drug can stay up to 4 days in the body. People using (or abusing) Adderall for a long time, might have this drug in their system for even more than just 4 days.
All this time, the drug can be detected in the samples of your saliva, urine and hair. There are also urine and blood tests available to detect the abuse of Adderall. These test can reveal the actual dose of Adderall you took, but also if you have been using it recreationally and for how long.