Monday, April 26, 2010

Adderal on 60 Minutes

Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)… but apparently it’s also used by college students to stimulate their brains and increase awareness. Some college kids may be using it 'like steroids.'

Based on the studies ofAdderall XR (a long-acting version of Adderall), the most common side effects included:

* Loss of appetite (anorexia)
* Dry mouth
* Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
* Headaches
* Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
* Temporary increases in blood pressure
* Weight loss (see Adderall and Weight Loss)
* Emotional changes
* Nausea, upset stomach, or vomiting
* Dizziness
* Diarrhea
* Feeling of weakness (asthenia)
* Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
* Infection, including urinary tract infection (UTI)
* Fever
* Heartburn