Adderall is a prescription medicine containing two drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It belongs to a class of drugs called stimulants. It is most commonly used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is often used to treat narcolepsy.
Adderall is known to be a first-choice treatment option for ADHD. Studies show that it increases attention and focus and decreases impulsive behavior. Between 75% and 80% of children with ADHD will experience improved symptoms with the use of stimulants such as Adderall.
Adderall is also effective in increasing daytime alertness in people with narcolepsy, although there is little research available.
Adderall contains a mixture of different amphetamine and dextroamphetamine types. Specifically, these forms include aspartame amphetamine, sulfate amphetamine, saccharine dextroamphetamine, and sulfate dextroamphetamine.
Adderall and Xanax (alprazolam) are sometimes prescribed together, especially for those who have both ADHD and anxiety. Adderall helps improve concentration and focus, while Xanax is calming and can help relieve symptoms of anxiety.