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Adderall xr

Generic Name: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (am FET a meen and DEX troe am FET a meen)
Brand Names: Adderall, Adderall XR, Mydayis
Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is used to treat narcolepsy and ADHD. Includes side effects, interactions and indications.

Average Savings for amphetamine/dextroampheta (generic): 40.88%
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Drug Information:
Adderall contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contrIbute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Adderall is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Adderall may be habit-forming, and this medicine is a drug of abuse. Tell your doctor if you have had problems with drug or Alcohol abuse. Learn more

Adderall xr Medicare Coverage

Overview

Does Medicare cover Adderall xr?

Yes

83% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug.
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CO-PAY RANGE

$7 – $162

In the Deductible co-pay stage, you are responsible for the full cost of your prescriptions. Your Medicare deductible cannot exceed $360 in 2016.

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Adderall xr Side Effects

Adderall Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about amphetamine / dextroamphetamine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Adderall.

For the Consumer

Applies to amphetamine / dextroamphetamine: oral capsule extended release, oral tablet

Warning

Oral route (Tablet; Capsule, Extended Release)

Amphetamines have a high potential for abuse and administration for prolonged periods of time may lead to drug dependence. Misuse of amphetamines may cause sudden death and serious cardiovascular adverse reactions.

Oral route (Capsule, Extended Release)

CNS stimulants, including dextroamphetamine/amphetamine extended-release capsules, other amphetamine-containing products, and methylphenidate, have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Assess the risk of abuse prior to prescribing and monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy.

Along with its needed effects, amphetamine / dextroamphetamine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking amphetamine / dextroamphetamine:

More common

  • Bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • lower back or side pain

Less common

  • Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • cough or hoarseness
  • fever or chills

Incidence not known

  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • dark-colored urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty with speaking
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • double vision
  • faintness
  • headache
  • inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles
  • inability to speak
  • itching, skin rash
  • joint or muscle pain
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • loss of bladder control
  • muscle cramps or spasms
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  • nausea
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • seizures
  • slow speech
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • sudden loss of consciousness
  • sweating
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • tightness in the chest
  • uncontrolled repeated movements (tics)
  • uncontrolled vocal outbursts
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Some side effects of amphetamine / dextroamphetamine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Anxiety
  • dry mouth
  • lack or loss of strength
  • stomach pain
  • weight loss

Incidence not known

  • Constipation
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • twitching, twisting, uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to amphetamine / dextroamphetamine: oral capsule extended release, oral tablet

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Appetite loss (up to 36%), weight loss (up to 10%)

Frequency not reported: Anorexia

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Dry mouth (up to 35%), abdominal pain (up to 14%)

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia

Frequency not reported: Unpleasant taste, constipation, other GI disturbances

Cardiovascular

Very common (10% or more): Transient blood pressure elevations (up to 35%)

Common (1% to 10%): Tachycardia, palpitation

Frequency not reported: Cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, Raynaud's phenomenon

Psychiatric

Very common (10% or more): Insomnia (up to 27%), nervousness (up to 13%)

Common (1% to 10%): Emotional lability, agitation, anxiety

Frequency not reported: Psychotic episodes, irritability, euphoria, dysphoria, restlessness, depression, aggression, anger, logorrhea, dermatillomania

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 26%)

Common (1% to 10%): Somnolence, dizziness, twitching, speech disorder (e.g., stuttering, excessive speech)

Frequency not reported: Overstimulation, paresthesia/formication, dyskinesia, tremor, exacerbation of motor/phonic tics and Tourette's syndrome

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Photosensitivity reaction, sweating

Frequency not reported: Urticaria, rash, alopecia, serious skin rashes (e.g., Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis)

Endocrine

Common (1% to 10%): Decreased libido, dysmenorrhea, impotence

Frequency not reported: Frequent or prolonged erections

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fever, infection, accidental injury, asthenia/fatigue, tooth disorder (e.g., teeth clenching, tooth infection)

Frequency not reported: Sudden death, bruxism

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Dyspnea

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., angioedema, anaphylaxis)

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Blurred vision, mydriasis

Musculoskeletal

Postmarketing reports: Rhabdomyolysis

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Adderall Xr (www.drugs.com/adderall.html).