Adderall is a prescription medication that contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts. It belongs to a class of drugs known as central nervous system stimulants. Adderall is primarily used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
The medication works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. It can help improve focus, attention span, and reduce impulsivity in individuals with ADHD. For those with narcolepsy, Adderall can help increase wakefulness and reduce excessive daytime sleepiness.