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    Taking Adderall Sublingually | Does It Work?

    Taking Adderall sublingually may cause a quicker onset of more intense effects.

    However, sublingual use of Adderall, which involves placing Adderall tablets under the tongue to dissolve, is not an approved form of Adderall use. Sublingual Adderall use is a form of drug abuse to get high or to feel the strong stimulant or energy-inducing effects of Adderall.

    Adderall is a brand name stimulant medication that contains dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine sulfate. 

    Adderall is available in immediate-release or extended-release (Adderall XR) formulations. It treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy in adolescents and adults by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain and central nervous system (CNS). 

    All forms of Adderall tablets may only be taken by swallowing. 

    While other forms of amphetamine, such as Adzenys, can be placed on the tongue and dissolved, this is not an approved form of Adderall use. Abusing Adderall sublingually can increase your risk of serious side effects.

    Reasons For Taking Adderall Sublingually

    Dissolving Adderall under the tongue can allow the drug to enter your bloodstream directly. As a result, you may feel the effects of Adderall faster compared to swallowing Adderall tablets.

    Forms of Adderall abuse can be popular among students, athletes, and employees who want a performance boost.

    Abusing Adderall sublingually can lead to increased energy, heart rate, and wakefulness. However, the negative effects of sublingual Adderall abuse can be serious and even life-threatening.

    Risks Of Taking Adderall Sublingually

    Taking Adderall under the tongue can increase your risk of side effects such as:

    • dry mouth
    • loss of appetite
    • insomnia
    • stomach pain
    • increased heart rate
    • increased blood pressure
    • sudden weight loss
    • hypertension
    • psychosis
    • urinary tract infection

    Preexisting health problems, such as bipolar disorder, physical tics, and Tourette’s Syndrome, can also worsen when abusing Adderall, especially in high doses.

    Adderall Overdose

    An Adderall overdose can cause life-threatening effects such as:

    • chest pain
    • cardiovascular failure
    • loss of consciousness
    • psychosis

    Sudden death has also been reported in rare cases of Adderall use. If you see these signs of overdose in a loved one, call for medical help right away.

    Adderall Addiction

    Sublingual abuse of Adderall increases your risk of Adderall addiction. 

    Drug addiction is a mental health problem where you are unable to stop taking Adderall. Addiction can be accompanied by physical health problems such as dependency and withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit.

    ADHD medications such as Adderall, Vyvanse, and Concerta can relieve ADHD symptoms when taken as directed. These prescription drugs can also have a high abuse potential in many populations.

    If you or a loved one are suffering from CNS stimulant abuse, you may benefit from an addiction treatment program.

    Find out if our ADHD medication abuse treatment options, such as drug detox, behavioral health services, and management of withdrawal symptoms, work for you or your loved one by contacting us today.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2024 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.
    Article Sources

    Food and Drug Administration - ADDERALL (CII)
    Food and Drug Administration - ADDERALL XR CAPSULES CII Rx Only
    Food and Drug Administration - ADZENYS XR-ODT (amphetamine) Medication Guide

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