Adderall is a psychostimulant drug that is recommended for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorder. Its allied use can be that of treating Narcolepsy condition that is characterized by excessive sleepiness. Adderall medication is also used as a cognition enhancer and is very much popular among the student community.
History of Adderall Adderall medication was introduced in the year 1996 as a brand formulation. However, the first generic formulation named Adderall IR was launched into the market in the year 2002. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts are the two main ingredients contained in this pill. Till date, there are ten different pharma companies that produce generic IR version. Individuals interested in extended release formulation can identify the name of the medication as Adderall XR. How does Adderall work on your brain? The potential of Adderall can be owed to its active ingredient, amphetamine salts. Its course of action is centered on to increase the levels of neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. More specifically it enhances the activities of these neurotransmitters in the regions of prefrontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, and locus coeruleus. By unleashing a strong reaction in the brain, this ADHD medication stimulates the release of other neurotransmitters like epinephrine, histamine, and serotonin. Since both the ingredients of the medication contains identical properties, there is no difference recorded in its binding targets.