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Adderall Medication related Questions

Have you or someone you know been prescribed Adderall? Do you need to know what this medication is used for? Are you having headaches from Adderall? Do you want a different treatment other than Adderall? Experts can help clarify these types of questions.

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This medication contains amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and is a central nervous system stimulant, which can change chemicals in the brain to help control hyperactivity and impulse. Adderall can treat other conditions other than ADHD. For more information about this medication read below where Experts have answered several questions.

Can Adderall cause headaches and anxiousness?

Adderall is a medication that can cause headaches. The reason for this is because; this medication affects chemicals in the brain and nervous leading to the brain. When these are affected headaches can occur. As far as anxiousness this can be from the Adderall or from excessive caffeine intake. Adderall can be highly addictive and can cause heart attacks, high blood pressure, stroke and seizure. If these symptoms arise it could be advised to taper off the dosage.

Can Adderall and Benadryl be taken at the same time? Is there a time frame in which one should wait before taking Benadryl?

There is no interaction between these two medications. As of right now there is no time frame before the Benadryl can be taken. On the other hand if Benadryl is taken for an extended period of time, a tolerance build up can occur. Therefore, this medication should be taken in moderations.

Is there a natural substitute for Adderall?

Adderall is amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. This medication helps control chemicals in the brain. The way this medication works is by increasing norepinephrine and dopamine and some doctors may recommend supplements or herbal remedies. These types of treatments generally do not work as well as Adderall if at all. There is a non stimulant medication called Atomoxetine (Strattera) that can be used instead of Adderall. However this medication may not be as effective.

Can Adderall and Xanax be used to treat the same condition

These medications cannot be used to treat the same types of conditions. The reason for this is because Adderall treats ADHD fatigue and lethargy. This medication is a brain stimulant. Adderall is a medication that is in the class of amphetamines. As for Xanax this is an Alprazolam which is in the Benzodiazepine class. Xanax is used to relieve anxiety. These medications are used to treat two completely different conditions.

Can a child be taken off Adderall for weekends or summer vacations?

In some cases a child can be taken off their ADHD medication for weekends or summer vacations. This is if the child can tolerate and function without treatment. On the other hand if the child is taking a non stimulant medication such as Atomoxetine, temporarily discontinuing this is not recommended. The reason for this is because there could be severe side effects such as weight loss and decreased appetite.

Adderall is a medication used to treat attention deficit conditions. This medication is one of a kind; there are not really any medications that can treat ADHD. This can cause concern for some individuals because this medication can be addictive. For more information about Adderall individuals can contact an Expert.
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