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What are the long term effects of Adderall usage?

What are the long term effects of Adderall usage?

Side effects vary: Adderall is prescribed for ADD or ADHD. Some students use it to pull "all-nighters" to study for exams. Long-term use is associated with: sleep disturbances, weight loss, anorexia, anxiety or irritability, and nausea. Other effects include palpitations, BP changes, and sexual dysfunction. This medication can create dependency (poss. addiction). Do NOT suddenly stop taking this drug, ask Dr!! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

Adderall (combination Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) is a stimulant medication approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd). It is a controlled medication ...Read more


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What are the long term effects of adderall, Vyvanse and ritalin abuse?

What are the long term effects of adderall, Vyvanse and ritalin abuse?

Stimulant abuse: Effects of long-term stimulant abuse can include paranoia, aggressiveness, extreme anorexia, thinking problems, visual and auditory hallucinations, delusions, and severe dental problems. ...Read more

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What is the long term effects of taking Adderall from childhood to adulthood.

What is the long term effects of taking  Adderall from childhood to adulthood.

NO STUDIES AVAILABLE: There are no studies availble , but we know that it increases the BP and increases your heart rate as well.There may be increase of build up of free radicals based on animal studies. Of course adderal is an appetite suppressant and can cause weight loss or not gaining weight and vitamin deficiency, and has to be monitored for that. ...Read more

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What're the long term effects of taking Adderall XR 25mg twice a day for two years?

What're the long term effects of taking Adderall XR 25mg twice a day for two years?

See below: Currently Adderall is prescribed to treat symptoms that cause a current impairment. If it is effective, one long-term consequence will be the ability to function, hold a job, etc for the years involved. There is some evidence that Ritalin (a different drug) in primary school children can lead to a benefit that lasts for a year or more. Data on Adderall are unclear. Addiction risk is another issue. ...Read more

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Any info available on the long term effects of taking Adderall for add? Adverse effects?

Some info: May slightly increase blood pressure & increase risk of cardiodiovascular problems in susceptible individuals--may have small amt of wt loss-however i've followed a number of pts for years with no problems. ...Read more

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What are some long term side effects from using adderall?

What are some long term side effects from using adderall?

Efffects of Adderal: Insomnia, headaches, irritability, exacerbation of tics, nervousness, overstimulation, dizziness. Anorexia, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, wt. loss. Sexual dysfunction long term (impotence, libido). Life threatening effects: psychotic episodes, seizures, tachycardia, HPT, palpitations. Hypomania, mania, suicidal ideation, CVS effects. Sudden death w/preexiting CVS structural abn. ...Read more

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I've been taking Adderall for 10 years (30 mg 2xday). What are the long-term effects of central nervous system stimulants?#nqlu i'm 57 & in addition to adderall, take Zoloft (50 mg), Armour Thyroid (90 mg), bystolic (10 mg), and tamoxifen (20 mg).

I've been taking Adderall for 10 years (30 mg 2xday). What are the long-term effects of central nervous system stimulants?#nqlu i'm 57 & in addition to adderall, take Zoloft (50 mg), Armour Thyroid (90 mg), bystolic (10 mg), and tamoxifen (20 mg).

Usually not many: Some doctors recommend having "holidays" from stimulants, for times when not having the best concentration and focus might not matter as much - like weekends, vacations etc. There is little or no evidence that long-term medicinal stimulants taken as prescribed cause any significant damage to the cns, although sleep disturbance/anxiety and hopelessness (depression) may be related. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of a baby that was exposed to adderall?

What are the long term side effects of a baby that was exposed to adderall?

Maybe noAdderall was: If you are talking about exposure during pregnancy, Adderall has a pregnancy category c rating because it was shown to cause birth defects and miscarriages in mice, and caused problems with brain chemicals that resulted in long-term learning and memory problems. However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do. ...Read more

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Are there long-term, permanent effects on the brain if you take adderall?

Are there long-term, permanent effects on the brain if you take adderall?

Adderall: Amphetamines have been used therapeutically for over 50 years. When prescribed by a physician who monitors the effects carefully there is little risk of long term negative effects. However, when abused or combined with inappropriate drugs, and used in excessive amounts, damage can occur. ...Read more

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Are the effects of long-term amphetamine use (adderall) different than the effects of long-term methamphetamine use?#nqlu i've heard that the molecular structure of Adderall is virtually the same as that of methamphetamine. Will long-term use (10 years s

They aren't the same: Small differences in the molecules can make all the difference in the world. The is one carbon atom difference between beverage alcohol and wood alcohol, and one will cause you to go blind and can kill you with a single drink, and the other one doesn't. When taken as prescribed and monitored for side effects, adderal has been shown to be safe. Some docs give people holidays (weekends, holidays)off. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more