Generic Name: Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Tablets (am-FET-uh-meen/dex-troe-am-FET-uh-meen)
Brand name: Adderall
Adderall Tablets is used for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (sudden and uncontrollable attacks of drowsiness and sleepiness). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. These medicines are used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological treatment. These medicines are available only with a doctor's prescription.
Amphetamines (am-FET-a-meens) belong to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. Adderall Tablets is an amphetamine. The exact way it works is unknown. Adderall Tablets affects certain chemicals in the brain that may affect attention span and behavior. In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. Do not use amphetamine-dextroamphetamine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam) within the past 14 days.