Adderall XR - What Is It?
Adderall XR, active ingredient amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release, is available by prescription only. It is used for the treatment of ADHD. Adderall XR is an amphetamine and is often abused, so there are certain laws when prescribing it.
Who Manufactures Adderall XR?
Shire US, Inc. is the manufacturer of Adderall XR.
How It Works
Although Adderall XR is a stimulant, it can actually be calming to those with ADHD. Stimulants often cause people to become hyper, but Adderall XR can do the opposite. Exactly how it can do this isn't really known, but it has been shown that this medication works with the brain chemicals.
Adderall XR is meant to slowly dissolve. Since it is a slow release medication, it makes it possible for one dosage to be effective.
Adderall XR Effects
Many studies have been done at Adderall XR for the treatment of ADHD symptoms. Some of the findings have been covered below:
Children and ADHD
One study done on children with ADHD found that those taking Adderal XR had significantly improved behavior over those children that did not take the medicine. These improvements were noticed and reported by teachers, who also noted improvements all day long in those taking Adderall XR.
Teenagers and ADHD
Another study showed that teens that had ADHD and were taking Adderall XR had notable improvement in their symptoms as compared with teens that had ADHD and did not take the medication.
ADHD and Adults
Adderall XR has also been studied in adults with ADHD. This medication has been shown to be an effective treatment for symptoms of adult ADHD.
Potential Side Effects
As is the case with all medications, there is a risk for potential side effects when taking Adderall XR. Not everyone that takes this medication will notice side effects as it is generally well tolerated. When side effects are noticed, they are usually mild and require little or no treatment.
Generic forms of Adderall XR:
At this time, there is a generic form of this medication.