What are the long term effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usage?

Side effects vary. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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!!

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What is the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) from childhood to adulthood.

See below. I'm not an expert in this area but , in my opinion, all these drugs have significant negative effects on the brain and body. They may help a certain area but the also change other areas of the brain as well. Long term studies are likely being done, so i don't have a specific answer for you. Maybe others here will. Read more...
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...

What're the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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 (methylphenidate) (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...

Any info available on the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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...

What are some long term side effects from using adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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...

Are there long-term, permanent effects on the brain if you take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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...

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR bad for my health? Long term?

No, not necessarily. Many patients take this med successfully and safely for many, many years. All psych meds however must be monitored for effect. All must be used in a manner that not only avoids significant side effects, but results in improved performance & mood/attitude. A good specialist in add & mental health can/should get you to the optimal med regimen for you. Read more...

Could you tell me the pros and cons of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) long term use?

Many for both. The subject is complicated and can not be answered in 400 letters. A quick summary: pros: efficacious in adhd, narcolepsy, traumatic brain injury. Few long term side effects- height not affected overall in adult life, decreased weight persists but not unhealthy. Minimal short term s.E.- delay of sleep onset, reduced appetite, weight loss, tics, stomach-ache, headache, and jitteriness. Read more...