Adderall (Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine) for Depression | MyDepressionTeam

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Adderall is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Adderall is sometimes prescribed to treat depression. Since the FDA has not approved Adderall specifically for this usage, it is considered “off-label.” Adderall is a combination drug containing Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine.

Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine are both stimulants of the amphetamine class. Adderall is believed to work in cases of depression by increasing transmission between neurons.

How do I take it?
Adderall should be taken exactly as prescribed.

Adderall comes in capsule form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Adderall lists common side effects including insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, dizziness, agitation, loss of appetite, weight loss, and nausea.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Adderall include heart problems, increased blood pressure, and neurological symptoms including seizures, aggression, and psychotic or manic behavior.

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