I was just reading an article about the Adderall pill in Details magazine on the weekend. Adderall is an ADHD drug that is being prescribed instead of Ritalin to try to dull the effects of ADHD. The article however showed another darker side to using the drug.
What is an Adderall Pill?
An Adderall pill is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and there are four reasons that it is used for patients with ADHD:
- Improve a patient’s attention span.
- Increase his ability to follow directions.
- Decrease distractibility among children ages three and older.
- Decrease impulsivity, stubbornness and aggression.
These are good reasons to take an Adderall pill if it is warranted but more and more professionals are now taking this drug to work more hours and have a better concentration span. The effects are really profound and people have the ability to work a really great 16 or 18 hour day where ususally they could not be very productive after 10 or 12 hours. On the outside it may seem to be a good idea to take Adderall to increase productivity as many people get overloaded with work and have no way to keep up with greater and greater workloads. One of the reasons that this is becoming the drug of choice is that you can get a prescription for this and therefore no have to worry about failing a company drug test.
Side Effects of Adderall Pills
All good right? But there are some real and dangerous side effects of a simple Adderall pill.
The Adderall pill, because of its composition is very addictive and because of its results it’s the reason that people may want to use it makes it psychologically addictive as well as physically addictive. The more that you use and like the effect of Adderall the more you would like to use it. There are some other very serious side effects such as Heart palpitations, tachycardia (racing heart), elevation of blood pressure. There have also been reports of heart disease associated with chronic amphetamine use. One bizarre but quite possible side effect is psychotic episodes. Mostly however the shakiness and paranoia that are associated with amphetamines are irritating and uncomfortable to the user.
One interesting side effect of an Adderall pill which is kind of like the story of the limitless pill, is the lack of real objectivity. In the article that I read there was great evidence that people that use Adderall think they are doing outstanding work but afterwards realize that maybe it was not quite so great.
This is an issue that we will see more and more of over the next year or two as the popularity of Adderall becomes more and more ingrained in our society. We have seen many of these drugs before and they become very popular as this one has until a few people drop dead at work which forces people to become a little more objective about the danger of Adderall pill.