Asked by rosa
Does Adderall Contain Traces Of Cocaine Or Other Drugs?
I have heard that Adderall has traces of other drugs, such as cocaine and crystal meth. Is this true? What are the ingredients in Adderall?
Adderall does not contain cocaine or crystal meth. The active ingredients in Adderall are amphetamines and dextroamphetamine salts. While these chemicals are similar to cocaine or methamphetamines, they are not the same. Adderall has been formulated to be safer than the illegal drugs you mentioned. Studies have shown that Adderall is not harmful or addictive when taken as directed.
In order to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as Adderall has been for the treatment of ADHD, it needed to be shown that this medication is safe to take. There has been an enormous amount of research done on Adderall, and other ADHD medications, and study after study has found these medications to be safe and beneficial. Some studies have shown that treatment with stimulant medications in children can help prevent substance abuse and other problems during the teen years.
However, it's important to mention that Adderall can still cause side effects such as agitation, dry mouth, and loss of appetite - similar side effects can be seen with cocaine and meth use. Also, Adderall is a controlled substance, meaning the person taking it has the potential to become addicted to it.