What is the excessive dosage of Adderall?
How Much Adderall Is Too Much?
Adderall Dosage is a prescription drug that should be taken according to the instructions provided by doctors. The recommended dose mentioned on the medication bottle is considered safe for the patient and exceeding it can be harmful.
Individuals with addictions may not have access to medical professionals to discuss their concerns or even have pill bottles as a reference. They may buy Adderall from street vendors or by stealing it, essentially becoming their own doctors. However, taking excessive amounts of Adderall can lead to an overdose as it is a dangerous drug.
What is Adderall?
Adderall is a brand-name amphetamine salt product composed of racemic amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. These components are broken down in the body to dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine, similar to illegal substances like amphetamines. Although the chemical composition is identical, the ratios differ. For example, Adderall contains up to 50% less euphoriant dextroamphetamine compared to amphetamines.
The active components of amphetamines, amphetamine salts, make up Adderall. The medication is designed to provide optimal results with minimal side effects and a low risk of addiction. However, like most medications, Adderall poses a real risk of overdose at certain blood saturation levels.
Adderall Dosage Available
Adderall is known to improve alertness, focus, and energy by increasing the brain’s production of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. It is available in various doses ranging from 2.5 mg to 60 mg per day.
The strengths include 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 12.5 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg. Extended-release (XR) dosage forms are also available in strengths of 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, and 30 mg.
How Long Does Adderall & Adderall XR Work?
Adderall is a stimulant medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disbuy (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is available as an immediate-release pill to be taken multiple times a day or as an extended-release capsule.
The effects of Adderall immediate-release (IR) start within 15 to 30 minutes and last for 4 to 6 hours. Adderall extended-release (XR) takes effect within 30 to 60 minutes and lasts for 10 to 12 hours. Both IR and XR may result in a crash as the drug’s effects wear off, but XR typically has less noticeable consequences.
Adderall Dosage Chart
|ADHD||Adults and children 6 years and older||5 mg by mouth once in the morning or divided into 2 daily doses||5–40 mg by mouth once per day or divided into 2–3 daily doses every 4–6 hours|
|Children 3–5 years||2.5 mg by mouth once in the morning||2.5–40 mg by mouth once per day or divided into 2–3 daily doses every 4–6 hours|
|Narcolepsy||Adults and children 12 years and older||10 mg by mouth once in the morning||5–60 mg by mouth once per day or divided into 2–3 daily doses every 4–6 hours|
|Children 6–11 years||5 mg by mouth once in the morning||5–60 mg by mouth once per day or divided into 2–3 daily doses