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Adderall

ADDERALL® (amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts)
(amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate)

AMPHETAMINES HAVE A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE. ADMINISTRATION OF AMPHETAMINES FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME MAY LEAD TO DRUG DEPENDENCE AND MUST BE AVOIDED. PARTICULAR ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID TO THE POSSIBILITY OF SUBJECTS OBTAINING AMPHETAMINES FOR NON-THERAPEUTIC USE OR DISTRIBUTION TO OTHERS, AND THE DRUGS SHOULD BE PRESCRIBED OR DISPENSED SPARINGLY.

MISUSE OF AMPHETAMINE MAY CAUSE SUDDEN DEATH AND SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR ADVERSE EVENTS.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

A single-entity amphetamine product combining the neutral sulfate salts of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, with the dextro isomer of amphetamine saccharate and d, l-amphetamine aspartate monohydrate.

EACH TABLET CONTAINS: 5 mg 7.5 mg 10 mg 12.5 mg 15 mg 20 mg 30 mg
Dextroamphetamine Saccharate 1.25 mg 1.875 mg 2.5 mg 3.125 mg 3.75 mg 5 mg 7.5 mg
Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate 1.25 mg 1.875 mg 2.5 mg 3.125 mg 3.75 mg 5 mg 7.5 mg
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate USP 1.25 mg 1.875 mg 2.5 mg 3.125 mg 3.75 mg 5 mg 7.5 mg
Amphetamine Sulfate USP 1.25 mg 1.875 mg 2.5 mg 3.125 mg 3.75 mg 5 mg 7.5 mg
Total amphetamine base equivalence 3.13 mg 4.7 mg 6.3 mg 7.8 mg 9.4 mg 12.6 mg 18.8 mg

Inactive Ingredients:

LACTITOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, COLLOIDAL SILICON DIOXIDE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, AND OTHER INGREDIENTS.

Colors:

ADDERALL® (amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts) 5 MG IS A WHITE TO OFF-WHITE TABLET, WHICH CONTAINS NO COLOR ADDITIVES.
ADDERALL® (amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts) 7.5 MG AND 10 MG CONTAIN FD & C BLUE #1.
ADDERALL® (amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts) 12.5 MG, 15 MG, 20 MG AND 30 MG CONTAIN FD & C YELLOW #6 AS A COLOR ADDITIVE.

What are the possible side effects of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall, Adderall XR)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • talking more than usual, feelings of extreme happiness or sadness;
  • tremors, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches); or
  • dangerously high blood...

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What are the precautions when taking amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts (Adderall)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sympathomimetic drugs (such as epinephrine, pseudoephedrine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood circulation problems (such as Raynaud's disease), certain mental/mood conditions (such as severe agitation, psychosis), personal/family history of mental/mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder, depression, psychotic disorder, suicidal thoughts), heart problems (including irregular heartbeat/rhythm, coronary artery disease, heart failure,...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/4/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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