Adderall has many side effects that can range from light to very severe. Some of the less known Adderall side effects include an increased metabolism, eye twitching and erectile dysfunction. Because Adderall is an amphetamine it should come as no surprise that these are some of the side effects it produces but yet on the general lists of Adderall side effects these are not usually found. Either way Adderall side effects can be unpleasant and with long term use of Adderall can worsen.
Adderall side effects: increased metabolism
Adderall is a stimulant so it can increase metabolism in many different ways. For instance, Adderall side effects are increased blood pressure and heart rate. As the heart rate increases, cardiac muscles use more energy and since Adderall also increases energy and alertness, Adderall users have higher levels of mental and physical activity. Because of this the metabolic rate is increased in order to provide energy for the increase in activity due to Adderall use. Adderall can actually be abused specifically for the hike up in metabolism. Besides increasing metabolism and energy use, Adderall can also be used to suppress appetite making it a great weight loss tool for those wanting to lose weight.
Adderall side effects: Eye twitching
Eye twitching is the involuntary spasm of the muscle of in the eye lid. The most common reasons for an eye twitch are fatigue, stress and caffeine or stimulants. Adderall side effects can include fatigue and it is a powerful stimulant. This is what leads to the eye twitching. Because Adderall can keep a person awake for a long period of time as well as creating the same effects in them as caffeine it is very easy for someone even on a low dose of Adderall to begin experience eye twitching. Eye twitching as an Adderall side effect may be a sign that the Adderall user needs sleep or to cut back on the Adderall use.
Adderall side effects: Erectile Dysfunction
One of the actual listed Adderall side effects is loss of interest in sex, impotence and/or difficulty having an orgasm not to mention erectile dysfunction. Sexual side effects are actually some the least common Adderall side effects. Most of the time if an Adderall user is experiencing side effects such as erectile dysfunction the doctor will either prescribe an erectile dysfunction medication or adjust the dosage of Adderall or even switch medications all together. It is a good idea for anyone taking Adderall and is experiencing erectile dysfunction to talk to their doctor about it because erectile dysfunction is not a common side effect of the drug. The reason Adderall may cause impotence is because of the effects it has on blood flow and the entire body.
Adderall side effects can also include but are not limited to:
• Lack of appetite
• Inability to fall asleep and stay asleep
• Dry Mouth
• Abdominal Pain and Discomfort
• Weight Loss
• Dangerous increase in blood pressure
• Tachycardia or a high pulse rate
• Irregular heart rate
• Difficulty breathing
• Chest pain
• Allergic reaction that includes swelling and redness in the eyes or throat
• Migraine headaches
• Syncope or losing consciousness
• Blurry or double vision
• Seizure activity and excessive and uncontrollable shaking
• Extreme nervousness and paranoid delusions
• Mood swings that include hostility and severe aggression