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Adderall and Alcohol, Adderall Alcohol Interaction

Adderall and Alcohol speaks to Adderall Alcohol interaction, What is Adderall and Adderall side effects.

Adderall is also known generically as amphetamine and dextroamphetmine and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. It is used to control hyperactivity and impulses by adjusting chemicals in the brain and nerves. It may also be used for other purposes.

Since this drug is primarily used to treat children it is obvious that alcohol should not be used. When the drug is prescribed for an adult alcohol also should not be consumed.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

Adderall should not be used if MAO inhibitors such as Marplan, Parnate, Nardil, Azilect, Eldepryl or Emsam has been used in the previous 14 days. Do not use if you are allergic to it, have hardened arteries, heart disease, moderate to high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, severe anxiety or alcohol addiction.

Long term use of this drug has been known to slow a child’s growth and the drug is known to be highly addictive.

Side Effects

Less serious side effectsare headache or dizziness, sleep problems, dry mouth, unpleasant taste in your mouth, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, loss of interest in sex or impotence. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are fast, pounding or uneven heartbeats, feeling lightheaded, fainting, increased blood pressure, severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure, tremor, restlessness, hallucinations, unusual behavior or muscle twitches. If these occur get emergency medical aid.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of device. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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