There’s a reason people might have specific questions about Adderall 10 mg, and that’s because it’s one of the lower doses of the drug when it’s immediate or time-release.
First, Adderall 10 mg is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which stimulate the activity of the brain and the central nervous system and change the way two brain neurotransmitters behave: dopamine and norepinephrine. There are generic versions of Adderall 10 mg available, which are called amphetamine salts.
Adderall 10 mg is available as both immediate-release and time-release. Other Adderall XR (time release) doses begin at 5 mg; then there’s 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, and 30 mg. Adderall IR (immediate release) is available in the following doses: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20 and 30.
Doctors who are prescribing Adderall will usually start patients at a low dose like 5 or 10 mg that can be taken throughout the day if it’s immediate release, and once if it’s time-release. Then, they can adjust it up or down as necessary. Sometimes doctors may prefer Adderall IR because there are more flexible dosing options that go up incrementally so they can better tailor a dose to an individual.
An Adderall 10 mg XR pill would look like a blue capsule, with one side being clear. It would be printed with Adderall XR 10 mg. Adderall 10 mg in immediate release version would be a round, blue pill printed with AD on one side and ten on the other.
When someone takes Adderall 10 mg XR, it’s going to take longer for it to take effect and for those effects to be noticeable, but it will be longer lasting. With Adderall 10 mg IR, the effects usually occur pretty quickly but are shorter-lived.
So, what is the 10 mg Adderall duration? This is something people often ask, and it’s tough to answer because it really depends.
Not everyone who takes Adderall 10 mg is going to have the same response.
With Adderall 10 mg immediate release, the effects usually last anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. This can vary depending on things like your weight and overall health, and how you metabolize the drug.
Something else that can add variance to the 10 mg Adderall duration is whether or not you have a tolerance to the drug. It’s relatively easy to develop a tolerance to Adderall, which means after taking it for a period of time you may feel limited effects. The first time you take Adderall, you might feel strong effects, and over time that might decline, so even though you’re still taking the same dose, the 10 mg Adderall duration could be shorter.