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Adderall Side Effects

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.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Adderall Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Adderall reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


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.
Fatigue, Headache, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Educational Problem, Product Substitution Issue
This is a report of a 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Adderall Xr 20 Mg Actavis (dosage: 1 Pill Twice Daily Taken By Mouth, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Educational Problem
  • Product Substitution Issue
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr 20 Mg Actavis treatment in female patients, resulting in fatigue side effect.

Substance Abuse, Chills, Euphoric Mood, Vomiting, Weight Decreased
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Substance Abuse, Chills, Euphoric Mood, Vomiting, Weight Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 24-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CA was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chills
  • Euphoric Mood
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Decreased
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Oxycontin
Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as substance abuse, may still occur.

Psychotic Disorder, Paranoia, Decreased Appetite, Disturbance In Attention, Impaired Driving Ability, Impulse-control Disorder, Energy Increased, Amnesia, Insomnia
This Psychotic Disorder, Paranoia, Decreased Appetite, Disturbance In Attention, Impaired Driving Ability, Impulse-control Disorder, Energy Increased, Amnesia, Insomnia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day:qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Impulse-control Disorder
  • Energy Increased
  • Amnesia
  • Insomnia
The 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 psychotic disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Blister, Skin Discolouration, Pain
This is a report of a 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day:qd) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Blister
  • Skin Discolouration
  • Pain
This opens a possibility that Adderall Xr treatment could cause the above reactions, including blister, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Loss Of Consciousness, Pulse Abnormal, Poor Peripheral Circulation, Cold Sweat, Feeling Abnormal
A 20-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Adderall Xr treatment (dosage: 1) on Feb 08, 2014. Soon after starting Adderall Xr treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Pulse Abnormal
  • Poor Peripheral Circulation
  • Cold Sweat
  • Feeling Abnormal
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (1)
This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Adderall Xr.

No Therapeutic Response
A 54-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and was treated with Adderall(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on Aug 01, 2013. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • No Therapeutic Response
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Adderall efficacy: NA.

Diarrhoea, Dry Mouth, Headache, Restlessness, Nervousness, Anxiety, Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Insomnia
In this report, Adderall Xr was administered for the following condition: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.A 31-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) started Adderall Xr treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 24, 2014.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Insomnia
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Adderall Xr treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Dysstasia, Dystonia, Hyperhidrosis, Abdominal Pain, Chest Pain, Dry Mouth, Dyskinesia, Mydriasis, Tachycardia
This is a report of the following Adderall Xr side effect(s):
  • Dysstasia
  • Dystonia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dyskinesia
  • Mydriasis
  • Tachycardia
A 16-year-old male patient from CA (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: 25 Mg, 1x/day:qd) starting: NS.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Atrovent
  • Flovent
The patient was hospitalized.This report suggests that a Adderall Xr treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Product Substitution Issue
This Adderall report was submitted by a 20-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Adderall was administered (dosage: 2 Pills Once Daily Taken By Mouth) starting: NS. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Product Substitution Issue
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Adderall treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Disturbance In Attention, Feeling Abnormal, Irritability, Heart Rate Increased
This is a report of a possible correlation between Adderall Tablets use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Irritability
  • Heart Rate Increased
which could contribute to an assessment of Adderall Tablets risk profile.A 32-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and was treated with Adderall Tablets (dosage: NA) starting Jan 22, 2014.Other concurrent medications: NA.

Myalgia, Headache, Disturbance In Attention, Mood Swings, Malaise
A 24-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and after a treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Myalgia
  • Headache
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Mood Swings
  • Malaise
The treatment was started on Jan 12, 2014. Adderall Xr was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.This report could alert potential Adderall Xr consumers.

Nervous System Disorder, Disturbance In Attention, Disturbance In Social Behaviour
In this report, a 23-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Adderall Xr side effect.The patient was diagnosed with NA. After a treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start date: NS), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Nervous System Disorder
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Disturbance In Social Behaviour
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Adderall Xr treatment.

Insomnia, Weight Decreased
This is a report of a female patient from US (weight: NA), who used Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) for a treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. After starting a treatment on NS, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Decreased
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Adderall Xr treatment NA.The patient was hospitalized.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Adderall Xr treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Insomnia, Weight Decreased.

Depression, Anxiety
This depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 27-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The patient was prescribed Adderall Xr (dosage: NA), which was started on 200108. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Adderall Xr the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
These side effects may potentially be related to Adderall Xr.

Depression, Ejaculation Disorder, Prostatomegaly, Pain In Extremity, Insomnia, Overdose
This is a Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetaqmine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine , Saccharate, Dextroamph side effect report of a 58-year-old male patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: obsessive-compulsive disorder,mental disorder, who was treated with Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetaqmine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine , Saccharate, Dextroamph (dosage:10 Mg, 1x/day: Qd, Oral, start time: 2007), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Depression
  • Ejaculation Disorder
  • Prostatomegaly
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Insomnia
  • Overdose
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetaqmine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine , Saccharate, Dextroamph treatment in male patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder,mental disorder, resulting in depression.

Depression, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Blood Glucose Abnormal, Muscle Atrophy
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): asthenia and used Adderall Xr (dosage: 30 Mg, 1x/day:qd In Am, Oral) starting 2001. Soon after starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Glucose Tolerance Impaired
  • Blood Glucose Abnormal
  • Muscle Atrophy
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as depression, may still occur.

Weight Decreased
This weight decreased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Weight Decreased
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as weight decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Psychotic Disorder, Aggression, Head Discomfort
This is a Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetamine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Dextroampheta side effect report of a 8-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and was treated with Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetamine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Dextroampheta (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day:qd, Oral) starting May 07, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Aggression
  • Head Discomfort
This opens a possibility that Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetamine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Dextroampheta could cause psychotic disorder and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

Product Substitution Issue, Homicidal Ideation
A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder,bipolar disorder started Adderall Xr treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Adderall Xr treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Product Substitution Issue
  • Homicidal Ideation
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Adderall Xr side effects, such as product substitution issue.

Depression, Anxiety, Tic
This depression side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 38-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 09, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Adderall the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tic
These side effects may potentially be related to Adderall.

Convulsion
This is a report of a 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Convulsion
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in female patients, resulting in convulsion side effect.

Myocardial Infarction, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Myocardial Infarction, Off Label Use side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: fatigue,blood testosterone decreased and used Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Testim (5 G, 1x/day:qd (testim 1% One Tube Daily; 5 G Per Tube), Topical)
  • Metformin (metformin)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as myocardial infarction, may still occur.

Hallucination, Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, Headache, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Hallucinations, Mixed
This Hallucination, Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, Headache, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Hallucinations, Mixed problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 12-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On May 15, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Hallucination
  • Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Hallucinations, Mixed
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as hallucination, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Depression, Anxiety, Tic
This is a report of a 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) starting Jan 09, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tic
This opens a possibility that Adderall Xr treatment could cause the above reactions, including depression, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.

Psychotic Disorder, Violence-related Symptom, Hot Flush, Dehydration, Disturbance In Attention, Oral Mucosal Discolouration, Tongue Disorder, Visual Impairment, Pain In Extremity
A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Adderall Xr treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Adderall Xr treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Violence-related Symptom
  • Hot Flush
  • Dehydration
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Oral Mucosal Discolouration
  • Tongue Disorder
  • Visual Impairment
  • Pain In Extremity
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Synthroid
  • Premarin
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Clonopin (clonazepam)
  • Wellbutrin Xl (bupropion Hydrochloride)
  • Progesterone (progesterone)
This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Adderall Xr.

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Top 10 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

Top 10 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 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

    Teva‚??s Adderall 30 mg Tablets: Counterfeit Product - Contains Wrong Active Ingredients

     

    [Posted 05/30/2012]

    AUDIENCE: Consumer, Health Professional

    ISSUE: FDA is warning consumers and health care professionals about a counterfeit version of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Adderall 30 milligram tablets that is being purchased on the Internet. FDA’s preliminary laboratory tests revealed that the counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall 30 mg tablets contained the wrong active ingredients. Adderall contains four active ingredients – dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, and amphetamine sulfate. Instead of these active ingredients, the counterfeit product contained tramadol and acetaminophen, which are ingredients in medicines used to treat acute pain.

    BACKGROUND: Adderall, which is approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and narcolepsy, is a prescription drug classified as a controlled substance – a class of drugs for which special controls are required for dispensing by pharmacists. The counterfeit Adderall tablets are round, white and do not have any type of markings, such as letters or numbers. Authentic Adderall 30 mg tablets produced by Teva are round, orange/peach, and scored tablets with "dp" embossed on one side and "30" on the other side of the tablet.

    See the FDA News Release for pictures of the product.

    RECOMMENDATION: Anyone who believes they have the counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall 30 mg tablets should not take or should stop taking the product. Consumers should talk to their health care professional about their condition and options for treatment.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178


    [05/29/2012 – News Release - FDA] 

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