2 doctors weighed in:

Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause the side effects that it does?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Side effects

All medications cause side effects because they are affecting the functioning of the system at some level.
If a medication does not produce a side effect, possibly it is not effective for anything at all. Side effects are mostly seen at the beginning of the treatment, and some subside with time. If a side effect persists, the doctor should assess the benefits versus the risks of that treatment.

In brief: Side effects

All medications cause side effects because they are affecting the functioning of the system at some level.
If a medication does not produce a side effect, possibly it is not effective for anything at all. Side effects are mostly seen at the beginning of the treatment, and some subside with time. If a side effect persists, the doctor should assess the benefits versus the risks of that treatment.
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors