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Old 01-25-12, 11:58 PM
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Re: Maximum Dosage of Adderall IR?

Actually, Adderall IR isn't FDA approved to treat adult ADHD. It's approved for treating children with ADHD and for treating narcolepsy. That said, the prescribing guide for Adderall IR states (for children) that only in rare cases will it be necessary to exceed 40mg per day.

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Not recommended for children under 3 years of age. In children from 3 to 5 years of age, start with 2.5 mg daily; daily dosage may be raised in increments of 2.5 mg at weekly intervals until optimal response is obtained.
In children 6 years of age and older, start with 5 mg once or twice daily; daily dosage may be raised in increments of 5 mg at weekly intervals until optimal response is obtained. Only in rare cases will it be necessary to exceed a total of 40 mg per day. Give first dose on awakening; additional doses (1 or 2) at intervals of 4 to 6 hours.
For treating narcolepsy, it states between 5-60mg per day:
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Usual dose 5 mg to 60 mg per day in divided doses, depending on the individual patient response.
Narcolepsy seldom occurs in children under 12 years of age; however, when it does, dextroamphetamine sulfate may be used. The suggested initial dose for patients aged 6-12 is 5 mg daily; daily dose may be raised in increments of 5 mg at weekly intervals until optimal response is obtained. In patients 12 years of age and older, start with 10 mg daily; daily dosage may be raised in increments of 10 mg at weekly intervals until optimal response is obtained. If bothersome adverse reactions appear (e.g., insomnia or anorexia), dosage should be reduced. Give first dose on awakening; additional doses (1 or 2) at intervals of 4 to 6 hours.
These quotes were taken from the 2007 medications guide from Barr (after Barr acquired Duramed-but before Teva acquired Barr) pages 12 and 13 http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsa...522s040lbl.pdf

While the manufacturer states that patients shouldn't exceed certain doses except under rare circumstances, there is no set amount (in the manufacturer's literature) for treating adults with ADHD. In 2004, Adderall XR became the first medication (FDA) approved to treat adults with ADHD.
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