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Adderall Facts

What You Need To Know

Adderall is a psychostimulant that is prescribed for cases of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). The drug is known to increase alertness and concentration. It has also been known to increase libido and cognitive performance. The medicine is made up of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. The combination increases the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain leading to the stimulating effects that it has.

Effects of Adderall Consumption

When taken as per the prescription Adderall is a medicine that can really help those who suffer from ADHD. However, the drug is known to be addictive and over-dosage can lead to various symptoms like restlessness, tremors, confusion, violence, hallucinations, panic attacks and extremely high fever. Extreme fatigue and depression tend to occur once the immediate ‘high’ in energy levels is over. There are other effects like vomiting, nausea, change in blood pressure levels and more too. Some have reported Tourette's syndrome as well.

Adderall Abuse

The main reason why Adderall is abused to a large extent in America is due to the ‘high’ that it provides. The alerted state of mind increases energy levels and causes the person to perform at peak levels for an extended period of time. Weight loss has also been seen as a side effect of Adderall that many people covet.

Many students feel that the drug shall help them in better performance in school due to the high intensity of alertness and attentiveness that it provides.

Since the drug is a common prescription medicine, it is not too difficult to get hold of. Teenagers and school children sometimes steal it from those who have been prescribed the medicine by the doctor too.

The drug can be consumed as a pill or injected, snorted or smoked too. With prescription drugs being available freely on the Internet, this prescription drug has become extremely easy to acquire. In 2003, the drug was estimated to be used by 15 million Americans even though they were not prescribed the medication.

It is sold as a street drug and often called "zing," "study buddies" and "smart pills."

Adderall Drug Test

The home Adderall drug test can be used to check if your child has been stealing the drug from somewhere or obtaining it from the Internet. The Adderall test can detect the drug within 2 to 4 days of consumption and allows for a detection of 1000ng per ML. The Adderall home test requires a urine sample and the results can be obtained within 5 minutes.

Withdrawal Symptoms

The withdrawal symptoms of Adderall include extreme fatigue, depression and a change in heart rhythm. The withdrawal of the medication is not expected to be life threatening. However, it can cause a fair amount of restlessness and discomfort. The withdrawal symptoms are not something that you need to worry excessively about if you are taking the drug under supervision. Despite this, it is recommended that the Adderall be stopped slowly with decreasing levels of dosage over time.

You can test for amphetamines such as Adderall by purchasing a Amphetamines Drug Test.

Article by Anne Hamilton.