Evekeo vs. Adderall

Are Evekeo and Adderall the Same Thing?

Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate tablets) and Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts) are central nervous system stimulants used to treat a sleep disorder called narcolepsy, and to help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Evekeo may also be used as part of a short-term, weight reduction program to treat exogenous obesity.

Side effects of Evekeo and Adderall that are similar include headache, stomach ache/pain, trouble sleeping (insomnia), decreased appetite, unpleasant taste in mouth, nervousness, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, weight loss, heart palpitations, fast heart rate, elevated blood pressure, restlessness, overstimulation excitability, tremor, impotence, and changes in sex drive.

Side effects of Evekeo that are different from Adderall include itching, mood swings, euphoria, problems with coordination, uneasiness, hives, frequent or prolonged erections, and muscle wasting (rhabdomyolysis).

Side effects of Adderall that are different from Evekeo include irritability, agitation, fear, anxiety, weakness, blurred vision, nausea, fever, hair loss, and difficulty having an orgasm.

Both Evekeo and Adderall may interact with stomach acid medicines, antidepressants including MAOIs, lithium, cold or allergy medicines that contain decongestants or antihistamines, blood pressure medicines, and seizure medicines.

Evekeo may also interact with anti-psychotic medicines, narcotics, and blood thinner medicines.

Adderall may also interact with heart medications, diuretics (water pills), acetazolamide, chlorpromazine, ethosuximide, haloperidol, meperidine, methenamine, phenobarbital, reserpine, ammonium chloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), potassium phosphate, antacids, sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer), potassium citrate, sodium citrate and citric acid, and sodium citrate and potassium.

Withdrawal symptoms may occur if you suddenly stop taking Evekeo.

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What Are Possible Side Effects of Evekeo?

Common side effects of Evekeo include:

  • headache,
  • stomach ache,
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia),
  • decreased appetite,
  • unpleasant taste in mouth,
  • nervousness,
  • dizziness,
  • sexual problems (impotence in males),
  • vomiting,
  • itching,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • dry mouth,
  • weight loss,
  • mood swings,
  • palpitations,
  • fast heart rate,
  • elevated blood pressure,
  • overstimulation,
  • restlessness,
  • euphoria,
  • problems with coordination,
  • tremor,
  • uneasiness,
  • loss of appetite,
  • hives,
  • impotence,
  • changes in sex drive,
  • frequent or prolonged erections, and
  • muscle wasting (rhabdomyolysis).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Adderall?

Common side effects of Adderall include:

  • nervousness,
  • restlessness,
  • excitability,
  • irritability,
  • agitation,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • fear,
  • anxiety,
  • agitation,
  • tremor,
  • weakness,
  • blurred vision,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • dry mouth or unpleasant taste in the mouth,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • stomach pain,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • fever,
  • hair loss,
  • loss of appetite,
  • weight loss,
  • loss of interest in sex,
  • impotence,
  • difficulty having an orgasm,
  • increase blood pressure,
  • increased heart rate, and
  • heart palpitations.

What Is Evekeo?

Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate tablets) is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat a sleep disorder called narcolepsy, and to help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD. Evekeo should be used as part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies. Evekeo may also be used as part of a short-term, weight reduction program to treat exogenous obesity.

What Is Adderall?

Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine. It is used for the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Adderall may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD.

Adderall should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.

Adderall is also used in the treatment of a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.

Adderall is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Adderall in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Adderall may harm others, and is against the law.

Tell your doctor if you or your child have (or have a family history of) ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.

What Drugs Interact With Evekeo?

Evekeo may interact with stomach acid medicines, antidepressants including MAOIs, anti-psychotic medicines, lithium, cold or allergy medicines that contain decongestants, blood pressure medicines, narcotics, seizure medicines, or blood thinner medicines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you or your child use.

What Drugs Interact With Adderall?

Tell your doctor if you or your child are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Can Adderall be taken with other medicines?

Tell your doctor about all of the medicines that you or your child take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Adderall and some medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Sometimes the doses of other medicines will need to be adjusted while taking Adderall.

Your doctor will decide whether Adderall can be taken with other medicines.

Especially tell your doctor if you or your child take:

  • anti-depression medicines including MAOIs
  • blood pressure medicines
  • seizure medicines
  • blood thinner medicines
  • cold or allergy medicines that contain decongestants
  • stomach acid medicines

Know the medicines that you or your child take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist.

Do not start any new medicine while taking Adderall without talking to your doctor first.

How Should Evekeo be Taken?

The usual dose of Evekeo to treat narcolepsy is 5 to 60 mg per day in divided doses. The usual starting dose of Evekeo to treat ADHD in children from 3 to 5 years of age is 2.5 mg daily; in children 6 years of age or older, start with 5 mg once or twice daily. The usual dose of Evekeo to treat exogenous obesity is up to 30 mg daily, taken in divided doses of 5 to 10 mg, 30 to 60 minutes before meals.

How Should Adderall be Taken?

Take Adderall exactly as prescribed.

Your doctor may adjust the dose until it is right for you or your child.

Adderall tablets are usually taken two to three times a day. The first dose is usually taken when you first wake in the morning. One or two more doses may be taken during the day, 4 to 6 hours apart.

Adderall can be taken with or without food.

From time to time, your doctor may stop Adderall treatment for a while to check ADHD symptoms.

Your doctor may do regular checks of the blood, heart, and blood pressure while taking Adderall. Children should have their height and weight checked often while taking Adderall. Adderall treatment may be stopped if a problem is found during these check-ups.

If you or your child take too much Adderall or overdoses, call your doctor or poison control center right away, or get emergency treatment.

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References
Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Evekeo Product Information

www.evekeo.com

FDA. Adderall Drug Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/011522s043lbl.pdf

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