Adderall- A brief Overview
A mixture of two generic stimulating drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine results in the formation of another central nervous system stimulating medication, commonly known as Adderall. Adderall was created by Shire Richwood and it was in 1996 that Adderall got approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. These drugs help activate the areas of your brain that are responsible for focusing and paying attention.
What is the primary use of Adderall?
Adderall is predominantly given for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA).
What are some of the positive side effects of Adderall?
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Increased focus
- Uplifted mood
- Lack of sleep
According to American Addiction Center, over 50 million Adderall or Adderall-like prescriptions stimulants were consumed for the treatment of ADHD symptoms. In United States, ADHD is the commonest brain-related disorder in children that means there is a great demand for stimulants to treat or lessen the symptoms ADHD and narcolepsy. For ADHD and narcolepsy treatment the doctors prescribe Adderall to the patients themselves but the drug is now also prescribed for nonmedical use. Being prescribed for nonmedical use means, consuming a drug for its positive secondary side effects and not exactly for what it is FDA approved for. In the present days, there is a rise of consumption of these drugs by university and college students to aid their studies as it helps them stay up all night before important tests. This has enhanced student’s academic performance so much that for this reason, in millennial lingo it is now known as a “study drug”. It is also consumed to a great level by the same age group who think of it as similar to drugs like ecstasy.
Adderall aids people with ADHD, focus well and stay put for long. This effect of increased concentration caused by the medicine has successful appealed even people without ADHD or narcolepsy. This raises the demand of prescription drug even more.
There is this frequent misconception that the intake of Adderall makes you smart which persuades them enough to use it to get more intelligent. However, the truth is that Adderall only improves person’s attentiveness and they feel more present in the moment.
It is established at this point that Adderall is only approved by FDA for the treatment of ADD / ADHD but the drug comprises of racemic amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharide, and dextroamphetamine sulfate, all of the ingredients that ensures appetite drop which is a reason big enough to convince people to use it as a diet pill as well.