Adderall metabolism depends upon a number of factors. These include the type of drug – immediate release or extended release; the age and health of the subject; strength of the dose; whether smoked, injected, or swallowed; and the type of amphetamine contained in Adderall.
Peak concentration of a single dose of Adderall, of 10 mg or 30 mg, happens in around 3 hours after the dose, for d-amphetamine as well as l-amphetamine. For extended release tablets, the concentration reaches maximum levels in around 7 hours.
The half life of Adderall when administered normally is around the same for both quick release and extended release tablets. d-amphetamine and l-amphetamine are eliminated in around 9-11 hours and 11.5-14 hours, respectively. The elimination half-life may vary with age and weight.
Adderall ingredients include Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Amphetamine Aspartate, Dextroamphetamine Sulfate and Amphetamine Sulfatem. These chemicals can be found in hair, saliva, perspiration, and urine. It is possible to find out, via a blood test, whether the Adderall consumed has been taken under prescription or is being abused. Drug testing before recruitment is now commonplace. It is possible to detect the presence of Adderall in the system via urine tests even after four days the drug has been consumed. Chronic abuse of Adderall will result in amphetamines showing up in urine tests after even a week of the last dose.
The chances of a subject testing positive for Adderall vary with the length for which the drug has been consumed, frequency of consumption, method of consumption, and dose. You are more likely to experience withdrawal and test positive for the drug if you have been using it for a long time and in amounts higher than those prescribed.
Those who abuse Adderall sometimes do so by mixing it with alcohol. The psychoactive properties of Adderall help increase or decrease effects of alcohol. The following effects are possible when Adderall is mixed with alcohol – excitement, delay in the onset of alcohol’s effects, rise in blood pressure, insomnia, and suppressed appetite.
Taking Adderall with drink increases the risk of alcohol poisoning and seizures. Alcohol reacts with Adderall to intensify many of the unpleasant side effects of Adderall. Such an experiment also leads to withdrawal symptoms like depression and poor sense of time and direction. The subject may spend an extended period of time in sleep and may be irritable during his waking hours.
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