Adderall (Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine) for Multiple Sclerosis | MyMSTeam

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Adderall is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Adderall is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Adderall is a combination drug containing amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.

Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine are both stimulants of the amphetamine class. Adderall is believed to work by increasing transmission between neurons.

How do I take it?
Adderall should be taken exactly as prescribed.

Adderall comes in capsule form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Adderall lists common side effects including dry mouth, loss of appetite, insomnia, headache, weight loss, nausea, anxiety, agitation, dizziness, fast heartbeat, diarrhea, weakness, and urinary tract infections

Rare but serious side effects listed for Adderall include visual disturbances, tics, serotonin syndrome, heart problems, increased blood pressure, serious cardiovascular reactions, and neurological symptoms including seizures, aggression, and psychotic or manic behavior.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Adderall — Shire

Adderall — National MS Society

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