Adderall is a powerful medication that is used to help people with attention deficit disorders, such as ADHD and ADD, to increase their attention and focus. In certain Adderall doses, it can also be effective for treating narcolepsy. Regardless of the Adderall doses that are prescribed initially, all amphetamines should be administered at the lowest effective dose. This basically means that your doctor gradually decreases the amount that is prescribed until the minimum threshold is identified. Because this medication is a stimulant all of the Adderall doses should be taken earlier in the day, to decrease the chance of insomnia.
The common dosage amounts include: Adderall 10mg, Adderall 20 mg, and Adderall 30 mg. While the prescription may call for a daily intake of 40 mg of medication per day, because the Adderall doses are more effective when spread over 4-6 hour periods, the Adderall 10mg would be the ideal tablet dose. It is also important that you don’t crush or chew the tablets as this will release the Adderall doses all at once and can lead to severe side effects. A better alternative if you have to take a dosage that is less than 3x Adderall 10mg tablets is to get a prescription for a smaller dose as they make 2.5mg and 5mg Adderall doses for children. Remember that you have to take multiple Adderall doses each day so if you are prescribed Adderall 20mg capsules, but only have a daily limit of 30 mg, than you have to get a new prescription. Discussing this with your doctor will ensure that you are taking the appropriate amount and if you do have any issues or questions than you can ask them, or even your pharmacist.
All of the amounts of Adderall doses that are discussed are to be used for guidelines and information only. Always defer to your individual medical professional that can give you advise on your individual health needs.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The common Adderall doses to treat ADHD in children include: none for children under 3; 2.5 mg once per day as a starting point for children 3-5 years old; 5 mg once per day as a starting point for children 6 and above; and never exceeding Adderall doses of 40 mg per day in anyone under 16 years old. The doses are given first thing in the morning, and then if there are multiple tablets they are administered every 4-6 hours. As a good practice, the Adderall doses should be interrupted occasionally in order to determine if continued medication is required. This determination should be done with the guidance of a physician and discuss all of the options before changing the routine.