Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended Release
Effects of Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended ReleaseThere have been several studies looking at using amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release for ADHD symptoms. Some of the results of these ADHD research studies are highlighted below.
ADHD and Children
In one study, children with ADHD who took amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release had significant improvements in behavior compared to children who did not take Adderall XR. These behavior improvements were reported by teachers, who noticed behavior improvements throughout the day (morning and afternoon) in children who were taking amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release.
ADHD and Teenagers
In another study, teenagers with ADHD who took amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release had a greater improvement in their ADHD symptoms compared to teenagers with ADHD who did not take the medication.
Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release was also studied in people with adult ADHD and was shown to be effective for treating adult ADHD symptoms.
When and How to Take Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended ReleaseSome general considerations for when and how to take this drug include:
- Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release comes in capsule form. It should be taken by mouth once a day first thing in the morning. It does not matter if you take it with or without food.
- Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release capsules contain tiny beads that release the medication slowly, so it is important to swallow the medicine whole (do not chew or crush it).
- For people who have difficultly swallowing, amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release capsules may be opened and the beads sprinkled on applesauce. The applesauce should be eaten right away and should not be chewed.
- For amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.