Which Adderall Dosage Should I Take?

When it comes to Adderall dosage people become little confused on which dosage should they take to get a treat of ADHD effectively.It is based on the individual’s health condition and responsiveness to the medication. The dosage of Adderall varies for each person to take the medication as per your Doctor prescription. The following are some of the doses available common are as follows.

For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children from the age group of 3-5 years, the initial dosage is 2.5 mg on the daily basis. A dosage of 2.5 mg will be increased gradually on a weekly interval basics based on the individual’s responsiveness.

For children above the 6 years old, the dosage strength is 5 mg. It should be taken once or twice a day. A dosage of Adderall 5mg increases gradually on a weekly basis. Only when the individual’s optimal response is poor a higher dosage strength of 40 mg is given, but this occurs in rare case. The first dose is given on awakening and the additional doses are given on a time interval of 4 to 6 hours in 1 or 2 times in a day.


The dosage for narcolepsy is usually from 5 mg to 60 mg. The doses are divided based on particular time interval in a single day. As narcolepsy problem occurs in children below 12 years. The medication should be taken as per the prescription with more attention. The recommended initial dosage from the age group of 6 to 12 per day is 5 mg. The dose may increase in the weekly basis of 5mg. For children above 12 years old, the dosage strength is 10 mg per day.The dosage also increases on the weekly basis of 10mg. As well as the dose reduces gradually as the days go on.

All the above mentioned just for your information. Do not take the dosage strength on your own as it may lead to severe side effects. Consult a medico and get a valid Adderall prescription with the prescribed dosage take the treatment effectively. The ADHD medication is also available in different forms like extended release Adderall, immediate release medication, tablet forms.

There are also different dosages available for Adderall XR pills. Take the medication once in a day as it is an extended release drug it takes 12 hours to dissolve in the system and it takes 24 hours to completely dilute from the body. So take the medication once in a day at same time. The drug works stage by stage so do not take additional pills or skip the medication.

The immediate release Adderall takes 4 to 6 hours to dissolve in the body and tablets take at least 6 hours so it should not be taken frequently.

The dosage of Adderall depends on the individual hyperactivity and body condition. So do not share the medication with another person without consulting the healthcare advice. Also if you face any side effects taking the medication then seek the Doctor immediately before the side effects get worse.