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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




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Narcolepsy

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

Reported Side Effects for Adderall XR 20mg Extended-Release Capsule

Fever Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Psychosis Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Mania Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
2.0-35.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
2.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
2.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
4.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Loose Stools Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
11.0-14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
12.0-27.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
22.0-36.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
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.
Moderate 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 Amphetamine; Dextroamphetamine, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional.
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 Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine. Also avoid medicines containing additional Caffeine whenever possible. Side effects from Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine 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 Amphetamine; Dextroamphetamine, so do not significantly alter your diet unless directed to do so by your health care professional.
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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