Medication Guide App

User Reviews for Adderall XR

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Adderall XR.

Filter by:
Condition DownUp Reviews Compare Avg. Ratings DownUp
Narcolepsy 6 reviews 14 medications
   
9.0
ADHD 102 reviews 31 medications
   
8.7
Summary of Adderall XR reviews 108 reviews 8.7

Reviews for Adderall XR

Sort by:

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: I have been on Adderall for several years now and can't say enough good things about the medicine. It helps me to focus on tasks and now that I am in college, it has really helped with my studies. It took me a while to come to the realization that I needed something to help with my ADD and I am glad I was prescribed Adderall. The side effects for me have been loss of appetite. I would have insomnia but I take anti-anxiety medicine before going to bed, to counter-act the medication. My short and unscientific philosophy on Adderall is that it bridges the gap between wanting to do something and actually doing something.

32 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

January 12, 2011 1:25 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: Since I started taking 15mg of Adderall XR about 2 weeks ago I feel like it's changing my life for the better. I can't say it is having a huge impact on me but I can definitely notice a difference when I'm on it as opposed to when I'm not. My concentration has definitely improved. I can stay on the same thought pattern a lot easier and also follow through with the task at hand. I feel more aggressive towards events that happen it definitely gives me a different outlook.The only symptoms that I am getting with Adderall XR is a loss of appetite. It's really strange how I went from having a huge appetite to just not even thinking about eating or making it a priority. I don't like it but it saves me a bit of money.

11 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

January 8, 2011 3:58 PM

Review by Candice M Spain:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: This medication has totally changed my like for the better 100%. My life before Adderall was a huge mess and full of incomplete tasks and lots of trouble with work. Now my life is finally together and on track and almost everything I start also gets finished and pretty much right away. My daughter also is on this medication and she went from a D and F average in school to the A,B honor roll and doesn't have any more problems in school. This medicine was a life savior for the both of us... MOTHER AND DAUGHTER!

18 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 20, 2010 5:38 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
10

For ADHD: Helps greatly.

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 10, 2010 12:08 PM

Review by jreal:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: I have been taking this for 2 days. It is great, I have been losing my appetite but have been eating when I get home. Other then that it is great.

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 9, 2010 9:54 PM

Review by Jessica Elizabeth Nicole Haddax:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: I find that with Adderall XR everything has improved. I am diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, Bipolar mixed cycling, and anxiety {GAD}. Before I would stay in bed for three weeks straight because I had no energy. With Adderall XR I am able to function. Recently I have lost my pill bottle (a real downside to being adhd - you loose things), and I am not looking forward to sitting through more classes without it. I think I've finally found the right dose - 30 MG once a day in the morning seems to work for me. I just cannot have any type of eggs. I notice, however, that this makes me feel a million times better. I've noticed a little weight loss but not much.

18 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

November 20, 2010 10:11 AM

Review by sjmoore4:

User Rating:  
   
3.0

For ADHD: I began taking this before I began any other medication. It made me more anxious and nervous. It also seemed to increase my OCD (the "pure O" form) by making me more prone to think about my OCD. It did help me to focus on occasions, but it also made me focus on my anxieties and obsessions as well. My therapist told me that stimulants like this one and Concerta are not good for people with anxiety disorders (almost all of them), unless they have anxiety because they cannot focus and accomplish necessary tasks. I recommend talking to a counselor or Psychologist/psychiatrist before being prescribed stimulants for ADHD.

11 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

November 7, 2010 6:00 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
7.0

For ADHD: I have been taking Adderall XR 30mg for about 7 months now and I am starting to get concerned. I started out with 20mg, but was still very impulsive, so upped the dose to 30mg. I can focus and listen really well, but I am noticing increasing negative effects. I noticed dizziness right away, but this improved after a few weeks. Then I started to notice myself constantly stumbling over words when talking. I have NEVER had that problem before. I began to get headaches every day about two months ago and it is getting worse daily. That's a big concern to me because amphetamines are bad for the liver and kidneys as it is, and now I HAVE to take increasing doses of ibuprofen just to "take the edge off" of the headaches.

11 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 30, 2010 8:57 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
10

For ADHD: This medicine is not to be taken lightly. It helps very much.

14 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

September 27, 2010 2:56 PM

Review by sw33ty:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: Adderall XR has changed my LIFE! For years, I have struggled with depression and anixety, no motivation, mood swings and couldn't focus on any task. I was diagnosed with ADD/Bi-polar when I was 19-20ish (26now and mom of 1). I have struggled through so many years not knowing after several doctors and tons of medicines or medication combinations I was put on Vyvanse from 30-50mg over a period of 2 years. It worked well for me. In the beginning I had dry mouth, palpitations. My coverage stopped paying for it. Doctor tried me on Strattera and Concerta (not together). After several months I was just still always sick, with stomach cramps, headaches, etc. About 3 years now I've been on Adderall XR 30mg and I still have dry mouth and loss of appetite. Other than that, it has helped me to be a "normal" person and loving, motivated mother.

18 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

August 11, 2010 12:50 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
10

For ADHD: I'm 57 years old. Both my sons were diagnosed with ADHD. I went out with a guy with ADHD and the symptoms he described were just like mine. My doctor was hesitant about prescribing it to someone my age. I went home and got it filled and about 45 minutes later I was amazed. I was talking, being sociable, and enjoying the people I had known for years and barely talked to. I have never felt some calm. I thought, "wow, is this what normal people feel like?" I'm much more focused and productive even though I've always been successful and done well in school. I tried the regular Adderall and it didn't help at all. I'm only taking 10mg and it's working great!

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

August 11, 2010 12:31 PM

Review by DADdy47:

User Rating:  
   
7.0

For ADHD: I hate the loss of appetite, other than that, nothing but good things.

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

July 31, 2010 9:16 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
6.0

For ADHD: I'm 18 and have been taking Adderall XR 30mg for 10 years now. When I take it, I can focus on school work and my job and actually succeed. I like being able to do well in school and work but lately the side effects have seemed to intensify like crazy. I'd always experienced the loss of appetite but now the sweating, anxiety and depression are all starting to wreck havoc on my life. I'm not sociable at all when I'm on this medication. I feel like I'm more of a robot. And if I get distracted for a second and start something else, I will focus on that instead of getting my work done. I've tried other medications in the past but none do the job like Adderall.

13 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

April 27, 2010 1:32 PM

Review by Fwghacker:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: I'm in high school, and just got prescribed to 30mg Adderall XR. When you take it, it starts to work in 30-45 minutes. You are supposed to be able to feel the effects for around 10 hours I believe, and I only feel them for 6 or 7. I feel the full effect for 3 or 4 hours and then they gradually weaken. I told my doctor that I get bored listening to the teacher talk for an hour straight, and get distracted very easily. I thought that the Adderall was going to make me pay attention and not get distracted, but the only thing I have noticed so far is that it makes me very neat with everything (which comes in handy at times). However, it seems like whenever I take it I'm in a good mood. Overall I like it.

11 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

March 24, 2010 12:59 AM

Review by Bigdaddyflo:

User Rating:  
   
10

For ADHD: It was a year ago I was put on Adderall XR. The difference it has made in my life can not even be explained with words. At 36 yrs of age I went to my family doctor and got real honest. It was a humbling experience. I have suffered with drug addiction, depression and major depression for many years. Being called and labeled so many things since I was 15. I really was not sold on my doctor saying I was a clear cut case of ADHD. Of course I saw three different doctors in about three months and tried three different meds before my doctor put me on Adderall. After being on it for a year. I have got involved in a ministry, moved across the country and am starting a new business in Texas. My wife of 14 years can't believe the difference.

94 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

March 18, 2010 1:26 AM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

Adderall XR is a helpful drug. I have taken it and Adderall before the XR form for 11 years. This drug has helped me with severe depression also. I am 28 years old and being treated for "adult ADHD" and depression.

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

March 11, 2010 1:44 PM

Review by Anonymous:

For ADHD: I'm 54 years old and was on adderall a while ago and stopped. I thought i was addicted. I'm back on it. 20 mg a day. It helps me to focus mostly while on the computer and while reading. I find that i'm getting severe mood swings and it makes me extremely nervous. People tend to notice my nervousness and have commented. I probably need smaller dose

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

February 16, 2010 7:07 PM

Review by Scott R.:

User Rating:  
   
10

For ADHD: I have taken Adderall XR for 6 years now. I started with 20mg once a day and now I am taking 25mg twice a day. I had severe ADHD since I was very young and Adderall XR seems to have taken me out of a fog I felt for many years. After reading other postings I question If I am taking too much of this drug. I do not have any side effects, but I can definitely tell when it is wearing off. It seems I cannot wake up without it and my second dose at noon is never forgotten, or I will start to really drag. I'm worried I am dependent on this drug and it scares me. Now it seems like the dosage is not as effective as I am very tired by 8:00 pm. Overall this drug has helped me tremendously with ADHD and depression.

33 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

February 11, 2010 3:39 PM

Review by KKATHARINE:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

For ADHD: I agree with the person who stated there must be a quality control issue as sometimes it feels as if I never took the medicine at all. Next script I am going to check the capsules just so I can be sure. Hydration may be an issue as well.

8 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

January 2, 2010 9:13 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: Have been taking Adderall XR for over a year now. I am having some issues with tolerance now, but it's still working reasonably well. Had side effects for the first few months, but now I have none. Good stuff!

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 28, 2009 7:00 PM

Review by PETEMOSS:

My experience is there seems to be a quality control issue. I have been on this medication for 5 years so I know all the 'in and outs' of this medication. On occasion there seems to be no effect, and other times it seems like I've done twice as much.

14 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 12, 2009 5:03 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

For ADHD: First drug I started taking for ADD a month ago. Took the 20 mg and it felt too intense and had a ton of side effects, but after 3-5 days, was tolerable but still suffered from really bad headaches and dry mouth all day. 2 weeks later, headaches finally stopped, but dry mouth was horrible, must have drank a gallon of water or more a day and had to have candy or gum all the time. But, I could tell I was a little more productive at work. At night, I would catch myself daydreaming worse than before and wondered if I was worse without it. I felt it basically replaced my coffee and then some, but the dry mouth wasn't worth it. I am now going to start taking Wellbutrin since I am a little depressed too and that drug is supposed to help with both.

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 9, 2009 9:43 PM

Review by Anonymous:

User Rating:  
   
8.0

For ADHD: With no medicines I am the world's laziest housekeeper - no kidding. With Ritalin, I am still that, but I do very well at work. I tried Adderall because it was cheaper and it didn't help my concentration at work, but I painted the floor and the ENTIRE inside of my house, a complete renovation - needed no sleep, almost at all. While it's great to be so productive, physically, I have to try something else, because I feel like I'm on full throttle.

11 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 7, 2009 3:30 PM

Review by Olderandwiser:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For Narcolepsy: I have used Adderall XR for almost 5 years for narcolepsy, and find it to be most satisfactory. I still fall asleep on occasion, but feel the need ahead of time, and can take a quick nap, and wake fully refreshed. Adderall improved my libido, but contributed to ED problems due to blood vessel constriction, resulting in the need for daily Cialis, which keeps everything in balance.

16 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

December 4, 2009 9:59 PM

Review by silmarien:

User Rating:  
   
9.0

For ADHD: Uneven throughout the day, especially noticeable dip after 4 hours or so, then wears off gradually. The directions say to take it in the morning, but I need all day coverage (I have severe ADHD) so I need another dose around 3pm. No insomnia problems with this usage, though I tend to go to bed late anyway (after 2am).

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

November 14, 2009 4:25 PM

Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next

Learn more about

Hide
(web4)