It’s normal for children to have difficulty paying attention and controlling their behavior at times. What should lead you to suspect ADHD is a persistent pattern lasting at least six months of abnormally high levels of physical activity (hyperactivity), impulsivity, and/or lack of ability to pay attention and focus or complete tasks.
If Adderall XR is used it should be part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies
Long track record means that new‚ unexpected side effects are unlikely. Amphetamine mixed salts in Adderall were approved by FDA in 1960 but the extended release form - Adderall XR - was approved in 2001. Since the extended release form of Adderall has now been used by large numbers of people over a longer time‚ the emergence of rare but serious side effects is less likely than with a new drug.
Heart attack in past or symptoms of heart disease like chest pain with exertion (angina) or are known to have blockages in heart arteries (atherosclerosis)
Severe allergic reactions include hives, swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat, or trouble breathing or swallowing (anaphylaxis), or serious skin rashes, total body swelling
Don't take Adderall XR if you have taken a MAOI within the past 14 days
Adults and children with serious heart problems (for example, heart defects, abnormal valves, serious abnormal heart rhythm,, heart muscle problems) should generally not be treated with Adderall XR
Only take if potential benefits outweigh potential harm to baby (FDA Category C)
Not recommended - Adderall XR gets into breast milk