Adderall 10 mg blue is a combination medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve your listening skills.
How to use Adderall XR
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking amphetamine/dextroamphetamine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. You may take this medication with or without food, but it is important to choose one way and take this medication the same way with every dose. Taking this medication afternoon may cause trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. Doing so can release all of the drugs at once, increasing the risk of side effects. If you have difficulty swallowing this medication whole, you may sprinkle the entire contents of a capsule on a small amount of applesauce just before taking it. Swallow the mixture right away. Do not chew the mixture, and do not save it for future use. Drink a glass of liquid after each dose.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may adjust your dose to find the dose that is best for you. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
How Long Does 10mg Adderall Last?
For most, the effects of 10mg Adderall IR will usually last around 4 to 6 hours. For 10mg Adderall XR, a dose will last from 10 to 12 hours. This will depend on a person’s individual characteristics like weight, overall health, and genetics. The individual’s response to the drug and tolerance level will also play a factor.
Adderall XR is usually going to last longer than Adderall IR. With Adderall IR, in general, the effects usually occur more quickly and do not last as long. It is difficult to calculate the exact duration of Adderall’s effects, as not everyone who takes Adderall is going to have the same response.
What are the possible side effects of Adderall?
Adderall may cause serious side effects including:
- chest pain,
- trouble breathing,
- new behavioral problems,
- feeling cold,
- unexplained wounds,
- skin color changes to fingers or toes,
- seizures (convulsion),
- muscle twitches (tics),
- vision changes, Adderall® is indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Narcolepsy.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- A diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD; DSM-IV®) implies the presence of hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that caused impairment and was present before age 7 years. The symptoms must cause clinically significant impairment, e.g., in social, academic, or occupational functioning, and be present in two or more settings, e.g., school (or work) and at home. The symptoms must not be better accounted for by another mental disorder. For the Inattentive Type, at least six of the following symptoms must have persisted for at least 6 months: lack of attention to details/careless mistakes; lack of sustained attention; poor listener; failure to follow through on tasks; poor organization; avoids tasks requiring sustained mental effort; loses things; easily distracted; forgetful. For the Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, at least six of the following symptoms must have persisted for at least 6 months: fidgeting/squirming; leaving seat; inappropriate running/climbing; difficulty with quiet activities; “on the go;” excessive talking; blurting answers; can’t wait for turn; intrusive. The Combined Type requires both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive criteria to be met.
Need For Comprehensive Treatment Program
- Adderall® is indicated as an integral part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include other measures (psychological, educational, social) for patients with this syndrome. Drug treatment may not be indicated for all children with this syndrome. Stimulants are not intended for use in the child who exhibits symptoms secondary to environmental factors and/or other primary psychiatric disorders, including psychosis. Appropriate educational placement is essential and psychosocial intervention is often helpful. When remedial measures alone are insufficient, the decision to prescribe stimulant medication will depend upon the physician’s assessment of the chronicity and severity of the child’s symptoms.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Not recommended for children under 3 years of age. In children from 3 to 5 years of age, start with 2.5 mg daily; the daily dosage may be raised in increments of 2.5 mg at weekly intervals until optimal response is obtained.
In children 6 years of age and older, start with 5 mg once or twice daily; daily dosage may be raised in increments of 5 mg at weekly intervals until optimal response is obtained. Only in rare cases will it be necessary to exceed a total of 40 mg per day. Give the first dose on awakening; additional doses (1 or 2) at intervals of 4 to 6 hours.
Where possible, drug administration should be interrupted occasionally to determine if there is a recurrence of behavioral symptoms sufficient to require continued therapy.
Adderall® 5 mg: A round, flat-faced beveled edge, white to off-white tablet, “5” embossed on one side with partial bisect and “AD” embossed on the other side, supplied as follows:
100 Tablets Unit-of-use NDC 0555-0762-02
Adderall® 7.5 mg: An oval, convex, blue tablet, “7.5” embossed on one side with a partial bisect and “AD” embossed on the other side with a full and partial bisect, supplied as follows:
100 Tablets Unit-of-use NDC 0555-0763-02
Adderall® 10 mg: A round, convex, blue tablet, “10” embossed on one side with a full and partial bisect and “AD” embossed on the other side, supplied as follows:
100 Tablets Unit-of-use NDC 0555-0764-02
Adderall® 12.5 mg: A round, flat-faced beveled edge, orange tablet, “12.5” embossed on one side and “AD” embossed on the other side with a full and partial bisect, supplied as follows:
100 Tablets Unit-of-use NDC 0555-0765-02
Usual Adult Dose of Adderall for Attention Deficit Disorder
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention. An overdose of Adderall could be fatal.