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Common Adderall Side Effects


The most commonly reported Adderall side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Product Substitution Issue (129)
Headache (108)
Depression (92)
Insomnia (90)
Aggression (89)
Fatigue (82)
Abnormal Behaviour (74)
Anxiety (72)
Suicidal Ideation (61)
Feeling Abnormal (61)
Psychotic Disorder (59)
Overdose (58)
Nausea (56)
Agitation (53)
Disturbance In Attention (50)
Convulsion (48)
Dizziness (47)
Product Quality Issue (47)
Decreased Appetite (43)
Weight Decreased (43)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Adderall Side Effects Reported to FDA



Adderall Side Effect Report#9837428
Hunger, Anaemia, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Panic Attack, Weight Decreased
This is a report of a 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Adderall (dosage: 1, Ta, Qd Once Daily Taken By Mouth, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hunger, Anaemia, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Panic Attack, Weight Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall treatment in female patients, resulting in Hunger side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9825779
Headache, Nausea, Vomiting
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Headache side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 13-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) starting 201210. After starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Headache, Nausea, VomitingAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Headache, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9803270
Product Substitution Issue
This Product Substitution Issue problem was reported by a physician from US. A 10-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr 30mg (xr) (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr 30mg (xr), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Product Substitution IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Product Substitution Issue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9803259
Product Substitution Issue
This Product Substitution Issue side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 15-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall (drug dosage: 1 Qd), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Product Substitution IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9803240
Product Substitution Issue, Product Substitution Issue, Treatment Failure
This is a report of a 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start time: 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Product Substitution Issue, Product Substitution Issue, Treatment Failure after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in female patients, resulting in Product Substitution Issue side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9797944
Pain
This report suggests a potential Adderall Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Adderall (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Adderall the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: PainAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Tylenol Extra Strenth + Advil Pill^s
Although Adderall demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pain, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9782983
Anger, Personality Change, Hallucination, Visual, Insomnia, Psychotic Disorder, Weight Decreased, Paranoia
This Anger problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 22-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Adderall (dosage: 8-10 Months). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Anger, Personality Change, Hallucination, Visual, Insomnia, Psychotic Disorder, Weight Decreased, ParanoiaThe patient was hospitalized and became disabled.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anger, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9781007
Fatigue, Migraine, Somnolence, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue, Decreased Appetite
This Fatigue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 28-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall (drug dosage: 1 Capsule Once Daily Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on
Dec 09, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Fatigue, Migraine, Somnolence, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue, Decreased AppetiteThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9778338
Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 7-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: 1 Caplet Open And Put On Food, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in female patients, resulting in Product Quality Issue side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9778170
Visual Acuity Reduced, Hyperthyroidism, Migraine, Muscle Disorder, Nerve Compression, Ear Discomfort, Choking Sensation, Hypoaesthesia, Headache
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Visual Acuity Reduced side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Adderall Xr (dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day:qd) starting
Oct 10, 2013. After starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Visual Acuity Reduced, Hyperthyroidism, Migraine, Muscle Disorder, Nerve Compression, Ear Discomfort, Choking Sensation, Hypoaesthesia, HeadacheAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Armour Thyroid (180 Mg (3 Gr), 1x/day:qd)
Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Visual Acuity Reduced, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9770400
Splenic Rupture, Pancreatic Cyst
This Splenic Rupture problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 41-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day:qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Splenic Rupture, Pancreatic CystThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Splenic Rupture, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9766395
Tic
This Tic side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 13-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: TicThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9758193
Mania, Delusion, Psychotic Disorder
This is a report of a 24-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Adderall (dosage: 1 Once Daily Taken By Mouth, start time:
Sep 20, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Mania, Delusion, Psychotic Disorder after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall treatment in male patients, resulting in Mania side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9758134
Abdominal Distension, Constipation, Product Substitution Issue, Disturbance In Attention
This report suggests a potential Adderall Abdominal Distension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 24-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Adderall (dosage: 2 Once Daily Taken By Mouth) starting
Apr 11, 2012. After starting Adderall the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Distension, Constipation, Product Substitution Issue, Disturbance In AttentionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Adderall demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Distension, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9746183
Product Substitution Issue
This Product Substitution Issue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Adderall (dosage: 1 Pills 2 Times A Day Twice Daily Taken By Mouth). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Product Substitution IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Product Substitution Issue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9722955
Headache, Dizziness, Vertigo, Mood Swings, Product Substitution Issue
This Headache side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 38-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall Xr (drug dosage: 1 Capsule, Twice Daily Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on
Sep 26, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall Xr the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Headache, Dizziness, Vertigo, Mood Swings, Product Substitution IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall Xr.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9722507
Product Substitution Issue
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Product Substitution Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in female patients, resulting in Product Substitution Issue side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9713899
Dizziness, Product Quality Issue, Product Substitution Issue, Sluggishness, Fatigue, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Dysgeusia
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Dizziness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) starting
Nov 20, 2013. After starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dizziness, Product Quality Issue, Product Substitution Issue, Sluggishness, Fatigue, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, DysgeusiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dizziness, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9700159
Hallucinations, Mixed, Impulsive Behaviour, Legal Problem, Impaired Driving Ability, Prescribed Overdose
This Hallucinations, Mixed problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 28-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: disturbance in attention. On
Nov 05, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: 30 Mg, 2x/day:bid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hallucinations, Mixed, Impulsive Behaviour, Legal Problem, Impaired Driving Ability, Prescribed OverdoseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hallucinations, Mixed, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9692769
Cardiac Arrest, Syncope, Pneumonia Aspiration, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiomyopathy
This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 25-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 15, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cardiac Arrest, Syncope, Pneumonia Aspiration, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, CardiomyopathyThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9671393
Hyperhidrosis, Anxiety, Insomnia, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 20-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Adderall (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 21, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hyperhidrosis, Anxiety, Insomnia, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall treatment in male patients, resulting in Hyperhidrosis side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9665745
Fatigue, Headache, Tachycardia
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Fatigue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Adderall Xr (dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth) starting
Oct 17, 2013. After starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Fatigue, Headache, TachycardiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fatigue, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9664547
Dry Mouth, Product Substitution Issue
This Dry Mouth problem was reported by a physician from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: One Poqday). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dry Mouth, Product Substitution IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dry Mouth, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9656047
Product Substitution Issue, Depression, Insomnia
This Product Substitution Issue side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 27-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall (drug dosage: 1 Pill), which was initiated on
Sep 03, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Product Substitution Issue, Depression, InsomniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9650776
Disability, Disturbance In Attention, Fear
This is a report of a 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Disability, Disturbance In Attention, Fear after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in male patients, resulting in Disability side effect.


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The appearance of Adderall on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Adderall Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Product Substitution Issue 72
Headache 58
Fatigue 54
Depression 47
Anxiety 43
Insomnia 34
Nausea 33
Feeling Abnormal 32
Dizziness 31
Overdose 29

What are common Adderall Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Aggression 65
Product Substitution Issue 57
Abnormal Behaviour 56
Insomnia 56
Headache 50
Depression 45
Psychotic Disorder 41
Suicidal Ideation 40
Agitation 33
Anxiety 29

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    Adderall reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
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    Adderall Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0555-0762
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameAdderall Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Amphetamine Aspartate, Dextroamphetamine Sulfate, and Amphetamine Sulf
    NameTABLET
    Dosage FormORAL
    Route20080811
    On market sinceBarr Laboratories Inc.
    LabelerAMPHETAMINE ASPARTATE MONOHYDRATE; AMPHETAMINE SULFATE; DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SACCHARATE; DEXTROAMPHETAM
    Active Ingredient(s)1.25; 1.25; 1.25; 1.25
    Strength(s)mg/1; mg/1; mg/1; mg/1
    Unit(s)Central Nervous System Stimulant [EPC],Central Nervous System Stimulation [PE],Central Nervous Syste
    Pharma Class

    Adderall Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1304

    Adderall safety alerts: 2012 2005

    Reported deaths: 43

    Reported hospitalizations: 104

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