September 15, 2021
- MEDICATION GUIDE
Adderall (ADD-ur-all) (CII)
(Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Amphetamine Aspartate, Dextroamphetamine Sulfate and Amphetamine Sulfate Tablets
(Mixed Salts of a Single Entity Amphetamine Product))
Read the Medication Guide that comes with Adderall before you or your child starts taking it and each time you get a
refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about you or
your child’s treatment with Adderall .
What is the most important information I should know about Adderall ?
The following have been reported with use of Adderall and other stimulant medicines.
• sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects
• stroke and heart attack in adults
• increased blood pressure and heart rate
Tell your doctor if you or your child have any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history
of these problems.
Your doctor should check you or your child carefully for heart problems before starting Adderall .
Your doctor should check your or your child’s blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment with
Call your doctor right away if you or your child have any signs of heart problems such as chest pain,
shortness of breath, or fainting while taking Adderall .
2. Mental (Psychiatric) Problems:
• new or worse behavior and thought problems
• new or worse bipolar illness
• new or worse aggressive behavior or hostility
Children and Teenagers
Tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your child have, or about a family history of suicide, bipolar
illness, or depression.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child have any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems
while taking Adderall , especially seeing or hearing things that are not real, believing things that are not real,
or are suspicious.
3. Circulation Problems in Fingers and Toes [Peripheral Vasculopathy, Including Raynaud’s Phenomenon]:
Tell your doctor if you have or your child has numbness, pain, skin color change, or sensitivity to temperature in
your fingers or toes.
Call your doctor right away if you have or your child has any signs of unexplained wounds appearing on
fingers or toes while taking Adderall .
• new psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices, believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or new
Fingers or toes may feel numb, cool, painful
Fingers or toes may change color from pale, to blue, to red