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

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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.

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes (Adderall), No (Adderall XR)


PREPARATIONS: Adderall tablets: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, and 30 mg. Adderall XR capsules: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 mg.

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/30/2015

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