Erica, Adderall contains amphetamines, which stimulate the central nervous and cardiovascular systems. Amphetamines can be very harmful or even deadly to pets if enough are ingested, potentially causing hyperactivity, tremors and seizures, fever, abnormal heart rate and rhythm, coma and even death.
If you suspect that your dog has been exposed to this medication, please note that this column is for general information only, and is not meant for the assessment or management of animal exposures or other time-sensitive medical issues. Your best course of action would be to contact your local veterinarian or our emergency poison hotline directly at (888) 426-4435. Please note that in order to remain in operation, we are a fee-based service ($65 for toxicological consultation), just as your regular veterinarian is.