adderall addiction

Allergy Symptoms and Allergic Reactions to Adderall

Posted on February 22nd, 2017
Posted in Addiction, Articles

Adderall is a brand-name combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, and it is prescribed to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, some people, particularly teens and young adults feeling pressured to perform to exceptional standards in high school or college, may abuse Adderall in order to concentrate for long periods of time.

Taking Adderall without a legitimate prescription as a “study aid” is never recommended, and doing so could have serious consequences, including an Adderall addiction. People with an Adderall addiction may feel like it is impossible to focus or concentrate without first taking the drug. They may even attempt to intensify its effects by snorting or injecting the drug, despite dangerous consequences.

Recognizing Adderall Addiction

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to recognize an Adderall addiction. You may notice only slight differences in your child’s school performance. A more obvious side effect is weight loss. If your child is losing weight, staying up all night to study, frequently asks to borrow money and gets anxious or agitated when denied it, it’s possible that he or she is already under the influence of an Adderall addiction.

Allergy Symptoms and Allergic Reactions to Adderall

Adderall addiction can mimic some allergy symptoms, such as hives, rashes, chest pain, shortness of breath and dry mouth. These are all infrequent but possible side effects of Adderall use.

In rare cases, an allergic reaction to Adderall itself can occur, which can be life-threatening in the case of an anaphylactic reaction. If your child complains of a constricted throat, do not attempt to solve the problem on your own; call 911. An injection of epinephrine is the only way to save the life of someone experiencing anaphylaxis.

Also in rare cases, a skin condition called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome can occur, which at first may mimic an allergic reaction.

If you are concerned that your child may be abusing drugs and you are not sure what your next step should be, do not hesitate to contact us. Our advisors can give you confidential recommendations and support.

Resources:

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-63163/adderall-oral/details/list-sideeffects

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