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The recommended starting amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release dosage will vary between 10 mg and 30 mg daily. Your healthcare provider will determine your dosage based on several factors, such as your age, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you may be taking. It is recommended that you start on a lower dosage of this drug and then slowly increase the dose, if necessary.

An Overview of Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended Release Dosing

The dose of amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release (Adderall XR®) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Other ADHD medications you may have tried
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended Release Dosage for ADHD

Refer to the following table for the recommended dosing for amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release based on a person's age:
 
Age Dosage
6 to 12 years old 10 to 30 mg once daily
13 to 17 years old 10 to 20 mg once daily
Adults 20 mg once daily
 
Generally, a lower dosage of amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release should be tried first. Also, the dosage should be increased slowly and only if necessary.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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