What is Adderall?
Adderall is a medication that is made by combining multiple salts. Usually, the salt combination that is used to produce Adderall consists of Amphetamine Sulfate, Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate, Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Dextroamphetamine Sulfate. In certain combinations, caffeine is also present. It is available as tablets of different shapes and capsules.
These pills and capsules are easily available all over the US at all major pharmacies and drugstores. This medication has been labeled as a Schedule IV medication so a prescription is mandatory for its purchase. Getting a prescription is easy if you are suffering from ADHD or ADD. Just consult your doctor and you will get complete guidance about the usage of this medication and whether you need it or not.
Apart from the Adderall that is available in the pharmacies, there are pills that are sold on the streets and different online platforms. It is usually sourced through fake prescription refills or manufactured by people by just mixing different ingredients that produce effects that are comparable to original Adderall. These pills cannot be considered as real pills so we recommend that you avoid them.
What is Adderall Used For?
Adderall has multiple medical uses ranging from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) to Narcolepsy. It works by changing the chemical balance in the brain, as a result of which certain parts of the brain that helps in improving concentration and cognitive behavior.
Adderall is the flagship medication for the treatment of ADHD which is common among children. As per the research, ADHD is caused by the impairment of neurotransmitters in the brain. It forces the brain to increase the neurotransmitter activity forcing the impaired parts to start functioning properly.
ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. It is basically the same as ADHD but the only difference is that only adults suffer from it. It is much more severe when compared with ADHD and can make the lives of people unbearable. It can easily be treated within a short period of time with this medication.
Narcolepsy is a health problem in which people are unable to regulate their sleep cycle. As a result of which they are unable to sleep and wake up on time. As a result of which they are unable to work and function properly throughout the day. Adderall can be used to force the brain to get fresh in the morning and regulate sleep properly.
From Wall Street to Hollywood, Adderall is the first choice for people who are looking forward to staying attentive. Adderall has been labeled as the blood of Wall Street by many people. Apart from that, a huge number of students, lawyers, and even doctors take these miracle pills to improve their attentiveness.
Athletes have been known to use these pills to help them through sporting events. These pills delay the onset of fatigue and increase the reaction time. As a result of which athletes can perform better.
There is very little difference between Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth. As a result of which many people have used these pills a replacement. Crushing and snorting Adderall is common and cause serious medical complications.
How Does Adderall Work?
Adderall works by increasing the activity of dopamine and norepinephrine. Apart from this it also increases the production and activity of many other hormones and neurotransmitters in the brain. All this helps people in relaxing and concentrating on tasks at hand. In certain cases, it also increases the heart rate so that an increased amount of oxygenated blood reaches the brain to help with the improved performance of the brain.
How Long Does It Take For Adderall to Kick In (Start Working)?
Adderall is usually absorbed into the blood in the gut. Adderall IR starts working within 5-15 minutes depending on the person using it. On the other hand, Adderall XR can take around 10-20 minutes to start working. This time varies from person to person depending on age and health. Apart from this any food eaten before, with or after the medication can also alter the time before the pills start working. The peak concentration of the amphetamine for IR in the blood is during the third hour. While the XR pills are around the seventh hour.
How Long Does Adderall Last?
The time for which Adderall keeps working varies depending on the type of pill or capsule used. The Adderall IR pill usually lasts for around 4-6 hours. While on the other hand, the Adderall XR lasts for around 7-12 hours. This time can be increased or decreased depending on the health and body of the person using the medication.
How Long Does Adderall Stay In System?
Adderall can stay in the system or body for around 3-4 days after the last dose. The half-life of Adderall varies between 9-14 hours. It is usually discharged from the body through urine. Yet there are many conditions that can keep the amphetamine in the system for as long as 2 weeks. It is traceable through most of the tests for up to a week.
How Long Does Adderall Stay In Your Urine?
Adderall is traceable/detectable in urine 3 hours after the first dose. It stays detectable in urine for up to 3-7 days. In certain cases and tests, it can be detectable in urine for around 2 weeks.
Yet there are many new tests that can detect usage of Adderall and other amphetamines up to a month after the last use.
How Much Does Adderall Cost?
The cost of Adderall varies a lot from state to state and place where you are buying it from.
If you are getting these pills from a regular drugstore without insurance you will need to pay $7-9 per pills.
This cost can vary a lot if you have insurance. On the other hand, the price on the street can go as high as $20 per pill. There are many online websites selling these medications locally for $6-10. You can also buy them from overseas pharmacies for lower prices of $2-4 but the quality is questionable.
How To Take Adderall?
It is recommended that you take Adderall as prescribed by your doctor. You should follow all the instructions provided with the medication. You can easily take these pills on an empty stomach or after a meal. Just make sure that you don’t take food and drinks with high sugar content as it can cause a bit of discomfort.
It is recommended that you don’t crush these pills into powder because that can alter the working of the medication and incur side effects. The opening of capsules is highly not recommended. In case a child or an adult is unable to swallow a capsule it is recommended that you open a capsule and pour the powder on honey or jam and consume.