How Long Does It Take for Adderall to Wear Off?


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It takes about six hours for the effects Adderall to wear off and 10 to 12 hours for the effects of Adderall XR to wear off, according to the Stanford School of Medicine. American doctors rely heavily on Adderall XR in particular to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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How Long Does It Take for Adderall to Wear Off?
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The Stanford School of Medicine states that Adderall contains a mixture of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, both of which are stimulants that help increase a patient's attention span and decrease distraction. Physicians first used amphetamines to treat the symptoms of ADHD in the 1960s. Adderall is also useful in treating narcolepsy. Common adverse reactions to Adderall include appetite loss, weight loss, nervousness, headache, insomnia and changes in sex drive or ability.

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