Review: taking Adderall and Celexa together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Adderall and Celexa together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Adderall and Celexa. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,286 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Adderall

Adderall has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Adderall 24,068 users)

Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 39,892 users)

On Sep, 21, 2016

1,286 people who take Adderall, Celexa are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Adderall and Celexa drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Adderall:
  • < 1 month: 44.0% - (13 of 29 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.0% - (33 of 61 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 53.0% - (25 of 47 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 61.0% - (27 of 44 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 55.0% - (22 of 40 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 76.0% - (16 of 21 people)
  • 10+ years: 64.0% - (9 of 14 people)
  • not specified: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Celexa:
  • < 1 month: 8.0% - (2 of 25 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.0% - (15 of 57 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 35.0% - (11 of 31 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 45.0% - (24 of 53 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 34.0% - (16 of 46 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 40.0% - (10 of 25 people)
  • 10+ years: 27.0% - (3 of 11 people)
  • not specified: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Adderall:
  • female: 56.0% - (109 of 193 people)
  • male: 56.0% - (37 of 66 people)
Celexa:
  • female: 30.0% - (57 of 187 people)
  • male: 39.0% - (25 of 64 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Adderall:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 63.0% - (12 of 19 people)
  • 20-29: 62.0% - (49 of 79 people)
  • 30-39: 49.0% - (36 of 73 people)
  • 40-49: 60.0% - (34 of 56 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (13 of 26 people)
  • 60+: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
Celexa:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 35.0% - (6 of 17 people)
  • 20-29: 25.0% - (20 of 77 people)
  • 30-39: 35.0% - (24 of 68 people)
  • 40-49: 43.0% - (24 of 55 people)
  • 50-59: 25.0% - (7 of 27 people)
  • 60+: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • abnormal loss of weight
  • immobile
  • insomnia
  • loss of control of legs
  • recurring skin boils
  • tremor
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • drug abuse
  • nausea
1 - 6 months:
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • anger
  • anxiety disorder
  • loss of sensation, numbness and tingling, paresthesias, sensory loss, tingling and numbness
  • chest pain
  • dry mouth
  • hair loss
  • weight decreased
  • confusional state
6 - 12 months:
  • asthma
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • migraine
  • narcolepsy
  • recurring skin boils
  • dizziness
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • headache
  • muscle pain
1 - 2 years:
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • sweating increased
  • chest pain
  • hair loss
  • nausea
  • abnormal behaviour
  • insomnia
  • memory loss
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • gallbladder disorder
  • impaired memory
  • painful ejaculation
  • pancreatitis
5 - 10 years:
  • violence-related symptom
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • abdominal cramps
  • anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension
  • confusion
  • forgetfulness
  • glaucoma
  • mood altered
  • muscle twitching
10+ years:
  • abnormal behaviour
  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • intentional overdose
  • irritability
  • mental disorder
  • mood swings
  • suicide attempt
not specified:
  • depression
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • fall
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • weight increased

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • fall
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • drug ineffective
  • weight increased
male:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • drug abuse
  • insomnia
  • completed suicide
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • accident
  • arthritis
  • coma
  • hepatic steatosis
  • homicidal ideation
  • hypertension
  • impaired gastric emptying
  • impaired work ability
  • nerve injury
  • red blood cell count decreased
2-9:
  • aggression
  • abnormal behaviour
  • affective disorder
  • anxiety
  • developmental coordination disorder
  • dysgraphia
  • fatigue
  • impulsive behaviour
  • intentional self-injury
  • irritability
10-19:
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • overdose
  • weight decreased
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • weight increased
  • bipolar disorder
  • cholelithiasis
  • gallbladder disorder
20-29:
  • drug abuse
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • completed suicide
  • death
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pain
  • cardiac arrest
  • respiratory arrest
30-39:
  • completed suicide
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • weight increased
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • insomnia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • weight decreased
40-49:
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • asthenia
  • fall
  • blood pressure decreased
  • anxiety
  • cachexia
  • multiple sclerosis
  • pneumonia
  • insomnia
50-59:
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • weight increased
  • headache
  • sinusitis
  • anxiety
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • back pain
60+:
  • fatigue
  • asthenia
  • pain
  • pain in extremity
  • pneumonia
  • anxiety
  • infection
  • vomiting
  • back pain
  • abdominal distension

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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