What Is Adderall?Adderall is an amphetamine, which is a type of stimulant. The active ingredient is a mix of amphetamines and dextroamphetamines: racemic amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, racemic amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharide, and dextroamphetamine sulfate. The amphetamine and dextroamphetamine lead to increased levels of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. Adderall is highly addictive.
Why Is Adderall Used?Adderall is commonly prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Because it suppresses the appetite and stimulates the metabolism, it is also used for weight loss. Adderall, like other amphetamines, also increases cognitive performance and stimulates libido. Others take Adderall for the high it can produce.
How Is Adderall Taken?Adderall is prescribed as a tablet or capsule, but it can be taken in any of a number of ways, including injection, smoking, or snorting.
Overdose SymptomsAddiction and overdose can lead to several symptoms:
- panic attacks
- extremely high fever
- Tourette's syndrome
- sudden cardiac event
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