Adderall is a Brand name pharmaceuticals psychostimulants compose of mixed amphetamines salt. The drug is used primarily to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.
Adderall has also been used successfullly to manage severe cases of treatment resistant depression. Individuals who show miner or no response to typical antidepressants such as the SSRIs and tricyclics are more likely to respond to psychostimulant therapy. These patients, however, are the exception, rather than the norm amongst depression patients.
Adderall inclusion of levoamphetamines provides the pharmaceuticals with a quicker onset and longer clinicale effect compared to pharmaceutical exclusively formulated of dextroamphetamine. Although it seems that where the human brain has a preference for dextroamphetamines over levoamphetamiine, it has been reported that certain children have a better clinical response to levoamphetamine.
These four salts are metabolize at differrent rates and possess diverse half lives. there fore resulting in a less damatic onset and terminatiion of therapeutic action. as compare to single salt amphetamines preparation.
The averages elimination half life in adult for dextroamphetamines and levoamphetamines is 10 hours and 13 hours respectively. Breakdown rates are affected by many factors including urinary and stomach pH, weight, gender, other medication being taken, and ages.
Adderall effects are similar to other CNS stimulans of the same class and preparations.