Adderall contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. They are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also known as ADHD. Using this medicine improperly can cause death or serious side effects on the heart. Do not use Adderall if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days as a dangerous drug interaction could occur.
You should also not use Adderall if you are allergic to any stimulant medicine, or if you have: moderate to severe high blood pressure; heart disease or coronary artery disease; an overactive thyroid; glaucoma; severe anxiety, tension, or agitation as stimulant medicine can make these symptoms worse. Do not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Some medicines can interact with amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Be sure your doctor knows if you also take opioid medicine, herbal products, or medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications.