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Adderall (dextroamphetamine-amphetamine) is a combination of two synthetic agents with central nervous system stimulant activity. Both agents are non-catecholamine, sympathomimetic agents that elevate blood pressure and cause bronchodilation. These agents are commonly abused psychostimulant drugs that induce psychologic dependence manifested by elevated mood, increased wakefulness, concentration, physical performance and a feeling of well-being. Tolerance to various effects develops unequally, so that tachycardia and enhanced alertness diminish while psychotoxic effects (hallucinations and delusions) may occur.
Preservatives and food colours may be the culprits in ADHD

Preservatives and food colours may be the culprits in ADHD

Boffins admit to using drugs to enhance their thinking

Boffins admit to using drugs to enhance their thinking

Top five prescribed drugs

Top five prescribed drugs

AHRQ and FDA to collaborate in ADHD study

AHRQ and FDA to collaborate in ADHD study

Largest study ever to look at possible heart risks with ADHD medications

Largest study ever to look at possible heart risks with ADHD medications

Ritalin abuse is on the rise among teens

Ritalin abuse is on the rise among teens

Shire completes aquisition of New River

Shire completes aquisition of New River

FDA wants clear warnings on ADHD drugs

FDA wants clear warnings on ADHD drugs

More physicians now visit web sites to find information on brand-name prescription drugs

More physicians now visit web sites to find information on brand-name prescription drugs

ADHD drugs to carry warnings regarding heart problems, psychotic behavior and sudden death

ADHD drugs to carry warnings regarding heart problems, psychotic behavior and sudden death

Study shows how ADHD drugs Adderall, Ritalin and Dexedrine work in brain

Study shows how ADHD drugs Adderall, Ritalin and Dexedrine work in brain

Skin patch to treat ADHD gets the green light

Skin patch to treat ADHD gets the green light

Heart risk warning wanted on ADHD drugs

Heart risk warning wanted on ADHD drugs

Prescription drug abuse in the USA exceeds 15 million

Prescription drug abuse in the USA exceeds 15 million

Teens get high on painkillers

Teens get high on painkillers

Seven percent of college students have used prescription stimulants for non-medical purposes

Seven percent of college students have used prescription stimulants for non-medical purposes

Hispanic children are less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder

Hispanic children are less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder