A daytime sleepiness may occur due to the chronic fatigue, or narcolepsy. If you have chronic fatigue, it will be enough to give a body a rest. But narcolepsy needs the treatment with Adderall.
Adderall is a psychostimulant which activates the functions of the brain and enhances an agitation of neurons in the central nervous system.
The mechanism of the action of Adderall consists in the stimulation of the receptors of dopamine and noradrenaline. These neurotransmitters activate hidden functions of the brain and improve the cognitive functions. Using Adderall improves memory, attention, speed of the reaction and other cognitive functions.
Adderall plays a great role in the treatment of narcolepsy. Stimulating the brain activity and central nervous system, it inhibits a severe sleepiness and enhances time of wakefulness. At the same time, a human gets more energy and has a good rest during a short-term sleep.
Unlike psychostimulants of the first generation (amphetamines, caffeine, and others), Adderall does not cause euphoria, and therefore a risk of the medical addiction is lower. It is necessary to take into account that a reaction to the central nervous system to Adderall may be unpredictable. That is why it is better to begin the use of the drug from the minimal doses and gradually increase it if the side effects are absent.
Indications for the use
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children
- Disorder of cognitive functions
- Slowing of psychomotor reactions
In what dose is Adderall used?
To stimulate the brain activity and treat narcolepsy, Adderall is used once per day in the dose of 30 mg. To get rid of the day-time sleepiness, Adderall 30 mg is taken in the morning before breakfast. The maximal daily dose of Adderall is 60 mg (a pill of Adderall 30 mg in the morning and afternoon).
Take Adderall 6 hours before sleeping because a stimulating action may cause insomnia. Adderall may be used within 28 days. The prolonged use of Adderall 30 mg increases a risk of the development of mental disorders due to the prolonged stimulation of the central nervous system.
The overdose with Adderall may be dangerous for the human. The signs of the overdose are side effects in the cardiovascular system and central nervous system such as palpitations, arrhythmia, high blood pressure, excessive excitement, and mental disorders.
- Adderall is contraindicated being used with MAO inhibitors because this will lead to the acute side effects
- Psychostimulants enhance the action of Adderall, and therefore the simultaneous use is not recommended
- Avoid alcohol consumption during the use of Adderall because it also interacts with the central nervous system
- Adderall is not prescribed women during pregnancy, senior patients over 65 years old and children under 18 years old
- If a patient has severe cardiovascular diseases, the use is not recommended
- If you have recently had a stroke or are having organic diseases of the brain, the use of Adderall is strictly contraindicated