Adderall is comprised of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that work by affecting chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.
Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Adderall dosing information
Usual Adult Dose of Adderall for Narcolepsy (sleep disorder):
Initial Dose: 10 mg orally per day in divided doses
Maintenance Dose: Daily dose may be raised in 10 mg increments at weekly intervals until optimal response is obtained.
Patients starting treatment for the first time or switching from another medication:
-Initial Dose: 20 mg orally once a day
-The first dose should be administered/taken when patient/you wake up in the morning; 1 to 2 additional doses should be administered/taken at intervals of 4 to 6 hours.