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Adderall XR: Oral capsule, extended release

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Adderall XR 5mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: ADDERALL XR 5mg 
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Adderall XR 10mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: ADDERALL XR 10mg 
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Adderall XR 15mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: ADDERALL XR 15mg 
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Adderall XR 20mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: ADDERALL XR 20mg 
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Adderall XR 25mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: ADDERALL XR 25 mg 
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Adderall XR 30mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: ADDERALL XR 30mg 
How This Drug Works
ADHD Agents
ADHD agents are most often stimulants that increase alertness, wakefulness, focus and concentration. They help when neurotransmitters between neurons within the brain are unable to send signals past the synapse.
"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, agents are most often stimulants that increase alertness, wakefulness, focus and concentration. They help when neurotransmitters between neurons within the brain are unable to send signals past the synapse. <br><br> This inability to transmit signals is due to either the existence of too few transmitters or because the neurotransmitters are recycled too quickly, thus inhibiting the transmission of the signal to the next neuron. This decreases the ability to concentrate or focus.<br><br> ADHD stimulants increase the amount of neurotransmitters between neurons by either releasing more neurotransmitters from the synapse or blocking or slowing their recycling process. This increases the signalâ¬"s effectivness between neurons and makes the pathways in the brain more efficient, thus improving the ability to concentrate or focus."
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Adderall XR: Oral capsule, extended release

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AMPHETAMINE; DEXTROAMPHETAMINE (am FET a meen; dex troe am FET a meen) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Federal law prohibits giving this medicine to any person other than the person for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Adderall XR: Oral capsule, extended release
Usage by Gender
45.39%
54.61%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
49.3%
31.28%
16.76%
2.65%
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