Adderall Dosage

Your age, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you may be taking will all play a role in the dosage of Adderall that your physician may recommend. In treating children aged three to five for ADHD, a typically starting dose of Adderall is about 2.5 mg daily. Children over the age of six may be prescribed 5 mg of Adderall daily for ADHD with a dosage increase each week until the desired level is achieved. More than 40 mg of Adderall daily is not recommended for children with ADHD.

Fast Facts:

  • When treating narcolepsy, a typical Adderall dose may be between 5 mg to 60 mg daily in divided doses.
  • Adderall should be taken in the morning or as directed by your physician.
  • Adderall is a brand name of the generic medications amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.