Adderall Xr Oral Capsule, Extended Release 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Adderall XR: Oral capsule, extended release (20mg)

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Adderall XR 20mg Cap
Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: ADDERALL XR 20mg 

What is this Medicine?

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.

CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Adderall XR: Oral capsule, extended release(20mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule

NDC: 540920387
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule
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Shire US Inc
Pill Identification: ADDERALL XR 20mg 
Shape: capsule
Color: orange
Daily Life Interactions for Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Alcohol and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Salts(Amphetamine Aspartate)
You should avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this drug. Alcohol can cause drowsiness, mental impairment and fatigue which can decrease the effectiveness of Dextroamphetamine treatment. Do not drive or operate machinery if you have been drinking alcoholic beverages.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Marijuana and Amphetamines(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Amphetamines together without talking to your health care provider. Taking these drugs together might increase the risk of high blood pressure or heart rate, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, severe headache, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Salts(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Limit caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) while taking this medicine. Also avoid medicines containing additional caffeine whenever possible. Side effects may get worse if you take excessive caffeine. Taking a high amount of caffeine can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, tremor, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Acidic food and Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Acidic food and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Salts(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with this medication, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. Acidic juices, like citrus juices (examples: orange juice, grapefruit juice) may decrease the absorption of this medication and are best avoided during the 1 hour before a dose, at the time of dosing, and for 1 hour after taking a dose.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Foods that alkalinize urine and Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Foods that alkalinize urine and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Salts(Amphetamine Aspartate)
Most foods are not expected to cause a problem with this medication, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional. In theory, certain alkaline foods, such as beets, spinach, and kale, may slow the elimination of amphetamines from the body. However, routine ingestion of these foods is not expected to cause noticeable problems.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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