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Generic Name: AMPHETAMINE/DEXTROAMPHETAMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (am-FET-a-meen/DEX-troe-am-FET-a-meen) Adderall Oral Uses
This combination medication is used as part of a total
treatment program to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
It may help to increase the ability to pay attention, stay focused, and control
This product is a combination of stimulants (amphetamine
and dextroamphetamine). It is thought to work by restoring the balance of
certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
This drug may also be used to treat certain sleeping
disorders (narcolepsy). It should not be used to treat tiredness or to hold off
sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder.
How To Use Adderall Oral
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using amphetamine/dextroamphetamine and each time you get a
refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or
In the past, ADHD has been linked with iron deficiency in some studies. These studies relied on the iron levels in the blood and should that children with ADHD were more likely to have low iron levels. A new study also links iron levels with ADHD, however, a recent study looked at iron levels in the brain .
The authors of the study, performed at the Medical University of South Carolina, wanted to determine if brain iron levels could help identify people with ADHD to avoid misdiagnosis and overmedication. The researchers looked at the brain iron levels of 49 children and adolescents, 22 with ADHD and 27 who did not have ADHD. Of those with ADHD, about one-half had never taken medication.
The researchers looked at brain iron levels with magnetic field correlation imaging, a specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique. The results showed low iron levels in those individuals with ADHD who had never taken medication. For those taking psychostimulant medications, such a...
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