Adderall is a sympathomimetic amine-based drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is a psychostimulant central nervous system stimulant medicine. It maximizes the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. It changes the materials in human brain and nerves so that it can control hyperactivity and impulses. Adderall is widely used nowadays to treat various cases of treatment-resistant depression and exogenous obesity.
Amphetamines are non-catecholamine salts that perform the basic function of stimulating the central nervous system. The exact nature of the therapeutic effect in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is still not clear to us. Amphetamines are thought to prevent the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine in the presynaptic neuron and increase the release of these monoamines into the space between neurons.
Adderall should be avoided if MAO inhibitors have been taken in recent days. Serious adverse effects may occur if Adderall is taken before the MAO inhibitor has been removed from the body. Adderall should not be taken if there is intolerance to amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, or if there is arteriosclerosis, heart problems, anxiety or high blood pressure, drug or alcohol dependence, mild to severe hypertension, hyperthyroidism, or glaucoma. Some of the stimulants have major side effects in children and adolescents, causing them to have severe heart disease or congenital heart defects even death. Regular use of Adderall for an extended period of time can cause stunted growth of a child. Improper use of the drug may lead to harmful effects on the heart or even death. One must immediately consult the doctor if a child shows unusual weights or stunted growth or any kind of other health problems.