Adderall

Common Brands Actos
Drug Class
Thiazolidinedione
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Availability
Prescription only
Allison Barnes, PharmD
Allison Barnes, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Allison Barnes, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023

Overview

Adderall is a combination of two stimulant drugs, amphetamine, and dextroamphetamine, which work by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, such as dopamine and norepinephrine. This medication helps improve focus, attention, and impulse control in individuals with ADHD, and it helps manage excessive daytime sleepiness in people with narcolepsy.

DRUG STATUS

Availability

Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy