What is the difference between Adderall and Adderall XR?

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    Ramzy
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    How different is the simple Adderall to Adderall XR and how do they function in our body for the treatment of ADHD?

    Which one is more efficient then other?

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    Penny Williams
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    There’s Adderall IR and Adderall XR. IR is immediate release, also called short-acting, and XR is extended release or long acting. IR releases all the medication at once and last approximately 4 hours, so it’s taken 2+ times a day. XR is taken once a day and is designed to last longer.

    The Adderall Effect on ADHD Symptoms: ADD Medication Overview

    Penny
    ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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      Ramzy
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      That’s a good one. Thanks for the explanation

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