Generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine/amphetamine) is a combination of two central nervous system stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It works by increasing norepinephrine and dopamine, two naturally-occurring chemicals in the brain that speed up brain activity and can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you organize tasks and improve listening skills.
Generic Adderall is also used to treat a chronic sleep disorder that causes extreme daytime drowsiness called narcolepsy by helping you stay awake during the day. Generic Adderall should not be used to treat mild fatigue or tiredness or to keep people awake who do not have a sleep disorder.