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I took a 20mg Adderall (given to me from a friend) a couple…

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I took a 20mg Adderall (given to me from a friend) a couple of days ago and I'm worried that I may become jaundice from it. Is that a possibility, or am I having anxiety about taking a prescription that wasn't mine?

Doctor's Assistant: When were you prescribed Adderall? How severe were any side effects?

It wasn't prescribed to me. The side effects weren't really anything. The next day I had a headache. But I have had a drug induced liver injury once, last year from a supplement.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about the liver injury?

I did last year when it happened because of jaundice.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, I don't think so

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Hello from JustAnswer. This is Dr. Love.

There is no reason for you to be concerned about liver toxicity in this situation. The only cases of liver toxicity from Adderall has been with long-term use, not from a single dose. There has been some liver toxicity from recreational use of high doses of amphetamines, but that is vastly different than the amount in a 20 mg dose of Adderall.

So, there is no real possibility of liver toxicity in this situation and no reason for you to be concerned.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

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