How to Make Adderall Last Longer and Stronger – a Guide

Posted February 26, 2020 by Michael Chamberlain - See Editorial Guidelines
How to make Ddderall last longer and stonger

It’s a well-known fact Adderall works well for patients to ease conditions like ADHD, depression, and so on.

So, patients often expect this medication to stay in the system longer to help keep their day to day life going. But for this, patients can’t rely on increasing the dosage because that could lead to abuse, addiction, and other related risks.

So, what can you do to make Adderall last longer?

Well, in this article, we’ll provide a clear understanding of how to make Adderall last longer and stronger within your system. But first, let’s give you a quick rundown list to get you started, then we’ll give you some more details.

How to Make Adderall Last Longer and Stronger

How to Make Adderall last Longer and Stronger? The following are methods to help make Adderall last longer and stronger in your system.

  • Avoid citrus juices when on Adderall
  • Eat a good breakfast before taking Adderall 
  • Avoid taking vitamin C products or food in the evening 
  • Maintain a good and healthy sleep pattern 
  • Stay hydrated 
  • Consider vitamin supplements 

Adderall is a controlled substance, and taking it can come with risks. However, one common side effect or perhaps a risk of Adderall is abuse, addiction, tolerance, and crash.

How Long Does Adderall Stay In Your System? 

How long Adderall stays in our system varies from one person to another, depending on different factors.

The active ingredient in Adderall is dextroamphetamine. The half-life of this medication is nearly 10 hours. Meaning half of the effectiveness or strength of this medication will start to reduce after approximately 10 hours. Or more specifically, half of the active ingredient dextroamphetamine will be removed from the system beyond this point.

This medication peaks at about three hours. However, again the hours of peaking and how long this medication can remain in the system will be significantly affected by different factors.

Factors like body type, age, health, and even the metabolism rate will affect how quickly the drug is broken down. Other conditions like the size of each dose and how often a patient takes Adderall decides how long the drug will stay in the system. 

More importantly, a person’s body mass index (BMI) will heavily decide how long the effectiveness of Adderall lasts. Usually, people with high BMI will have a slower metabolism, meaning the drug will break down more slowly in the system, making it last longer, and therefore, prolonging the effects.

We should also mention that in general, for any medication, a high metabolism will reduce the duration and intensity of the drug in the system. This is because high drug metabolism makes it easier for the drug to be eliminated from the system.

So, before getting into how to make Adderall last longer, we should make it very clear that increasing the dosage will not make this drug last longer.

Increasing Adderall dosage, or any drug dosage, beyond what is prescribed is bordering on drug abuse, and that can potentially lead to harmful effects. When it comes to Adderall, a higher dosage will build up this drug in the system, increasing the time it would take to metabolize and start working.

how to make Adderall last longer and stronger

How to make Adderall last longer in the system

The below methods are some common and effective ways to make Adderall last longer and stronger. However, this will likely vary depending on different patients, their health conditions, and so on.

Avoid Citrus Juices 

It’s just easier to avoid drinking any citrus juices altogether. The acid in citrus juices, mainly those from oranges and grapefruits, will disturb the absorption rate of Adderall medications. It mainly affects the absorption rate of short-acting ADHD medications like Adderall. The same is likely to happen even for long-acting ADHD medications too.

This is because the citrus juice blocks the drug from quickly getting into the bloodstream, reducing the absorption rate. This will then eventually diminish the strength of the medicine within the system.

But again, as we mentioned earlier, this works differently for different patients, but the general advice is to steer clear of citrus juice.

Breakfast first

First things first, breakfast is the first and foremost meal one should consume to make Adderall last longer.

Having breakfast provides and delivers enough food in the system to help the drug work better. Having the medication on an empty stomach will likely cause acidic reactions in the system, especially with a controlled substance like Adderall.

But with the trends moving from breakfast toward a brunch lifestyle, even if one skips or misses the breakfast, it’s good to have something before taking Adderall.

Breakfast doesn’t have to be a huge meal. Eating a small and healthy meal would also work fine. Foods like bananas, almonds, and even some toast would be adequate.

Avoid vitamin C’s in the evening

When taking Adderall doses in the evening, avoid taking vitamin C products or any food containing high levels of vitamin C.

This is because vitamin C products will likely reduce the absorption rate of the drug, interrupting the strength and long-lasting features of the drug. And it’s also good practice to not have any other food for around 30-60 minutes after taking Adderall.

This is because having any food just after the medication will likely interfere with the process of the drug within the system, making it less effective in terms of strength and the number of active hours it will provide.

Healthy Sleep Patterns 

Sleep is all you need for the drug to last longer in every way possible. Although getting good sleep may seem impossible in this busy world, rest is the core of making the best of many medications.

Sleep provides enough time for the medication to be absorbed calmly and consistently. This increases its ability to last longer because of less energy consumption while sleeping. 

So, sleeping, and more importantly, ensuring you have a good sleep pattern can make Adderall last longer and stronger within your system.

Stay Hydrated

How to Make Adderall Last Longer and Stronger

Medications like Adderall are diuretics, which means the chemicals in the drug make you pee more often. This can lead to dehydration, making hydration crucial. For any medications to be absorbed into the system and work at their best, water is essential.

This is because dehydration causes brain fog. This is when the brain will find it difficult to focus and concentrate, not because of the medication, but because of dehydration. 

Although this may still keep the drug working within the system, it would not be possible to get the benefit of this medication when one experiences brain fog. So, hydrating oneself is vital to help enhance the effectiveness of Adderall. 

Vitamin Supplements

Certain vitamin supplements can improve the long-lasting strength and overall effectiveness of Adderall. Rather than naming any here, we’d recommend consulting your doctor on what vitamin supplements can be used while taking Adderall.

Again, before taking more drugs, make sure your body is well versed with enough proteins, healthy fats, and vitamins through proper food intake and diet. If this is unachievable for you, then you should consider opting for other vitamin supplements through appropriate doctor consultation. 

To Close

We hope this has been helpful in how you can make Adderall more effective for your condition. If you are struggling to find the treatment for your condition, then consult your doctor. 

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