amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, Adderall, Adderall XR (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Adderall is used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall XR is only approved for treatment of ADHD.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of amphetamines include excessive stimulation of the nervous system leading to:

Blood pressure and heart rate may increase, and patients may experience palpitations of the heart.

Other important side effects include:

Priapism defined as painful and nonpainful penile erection lasting more than 4 hours, have been reported in pediatric and adult patients treated with stimulants. The erection usually resolves when the drug is stopped. Prompt medical attention is required in the event of suspected priapism.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/30/2015


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