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How can I reduce the side effects of Adderall?

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To help manage some common Adderall (dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) side effects:

?Don�t take it after 5 p.m. (2 p.m. if you use extended-release Adderall).

?Avoid caffeine and screen time close to bedtime.

?Limit or avoid alcohol.

?Ask your doctor about switching antidepressants.

?Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugar-free candies to moisten your mouth.

From: Adderall Side Effects WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Amphetamine (Adderall).”

Mayo Clinic: “Dextroamphetamine And Amphetamine (Oral Route),” “Dry mouth treatment: Tips for controlling dry mouth.”

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Prescription Stimulants.”

JAMA : “ADHD Medications and Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events in Young and Middle-aged Adults.”

Pediatrics Child Health : “Adderall and cardiovascular risk: A therapeutic dilemma.”

FDA: “Generic Drugs: Questions & Answers.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “ADHD and Sleep Disorders.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 18, 2020

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Amphetamine (Adderall).”

Mayo Clinic: “Dextroamphetamine And Amphetamine (Oral Route),” “Dry mouth treatment: Tips for controlling dry mouth.”

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Prescription Stimulants.”

JAMA : “ADHD Medications and Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events in Young and Middle-aged Adults.”

Pediatrics Child Health : “Adderall and cardiovascular risk: A therapeutic dilemma.”

FDA: “Generic Drugs: Questions & Answers.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “ADHD and Sleep Disorders.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 18, 2020

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