Dexedrine and Adderall are brand names for two of the most widely prescribed stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD.

The medications share a similar set of possible side effects, risks, and warnings. But there are some small differences between Adderall and Dexedrine that may make one more suitable for some people than others.

Dexedrine tablets <br>Image credit: Adam from UK, 2008</br>” /><br /><em>Dexedrine is one drug that can be used to treat ADHD. <br />Image credit: Adam from UK, 2008</em></div> <p>Dexedrine and Adderall both contain forms of the synthetic compound amphetamine, which is a central nervous stimulant.</p> <p>Researchers still do not know exactly how amphetamine works. However, it seems to increase the release or effectiveness of certain neurotransmitters, the body’s chemical messengers, including:</p> <ul> <li>dopamine</li> <li>norepinephrine</li> <li><a href=Share on Pinterest
Headache and dizziness may be side effects of both Dexedrine and Adderall.