Review: taking Adderall and Celexa together


Summary

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 964 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 18,354 users)

Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 33,389 users)

On Aug, 19, 2016

964 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: 43.0% - (13 of 30 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 53.0% - (32 of 60 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 53.0% - (25 of 47 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 61.0% - (27 of 44 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 55.0% - (21 of 38 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 77.0% - (17 of 22 people)
  • 10+ years: 57.0% - (8 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: 44.0% - (24 of 54 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 34.0% - (15 of 44 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 40.0% - (10 of 25 people)
  • 10+ years: 18.0% - (2 of 11 people)
  • not specified: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Adderall:
  • female: 56.0% - (107 of 191 people)
  • male: 55.0% - (37 of 67 people)
Celexa:
  • female: 29.0% - (55 of 185 people)
  • male: 38.0% - (25 of 65 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: 47.0% - (34 of 71 people)
  • 40-49: 60.0% - (34 of 56 people)
  • 50-59: 48.0% - (13 of 27 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: 33.0% - (22 of 66 people)
  • 40-49: 43.0% - (24 of 55 people)
  • 50-59: 25.0% - (7 of 28 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
  • anxiety
  • ear discharge
1 - 6 months:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • anger
  • anxiety disorder
  • loss of sensation, numbness and tingling, paresthesias, sensory loss, tingling and numbness
  • hair loss
  • confusional state
  • dry mouth
  • ear discharge
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
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
  • hair loss
  • nausea
  • abnormal behaviour
  • chest pain
  • 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
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • headache

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • depression
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • vomiting
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
male:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • completed suicide
  • insomnia
  • dizziness
  • irritability
  • nausea
  • pain
  • weight decreased

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
  • bipolar disorder
  • crying
  • decreased activity
  • diarrhoea
  • febrile neutropenia
  • fluid intake reduced
  • hives
  • hostility
10-19:
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • overdose
  • weight decreased
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • bipolar disorder
  • cholelithiasis
  • gallbladder disorder
  • heart rate increased
20-29:
  • completed suicide
  • depression
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • fatigue
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • headache
30-39:
  • completed suicide
  • fatigue
  • weight increased
  • nausea
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • hypoaesthesia
  • respiratory arrest
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood iron decreased
  • chest pain
40-49:
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • fall
  • asthenia
  • blood pressure decreased
  • anxiety
  • cachexia
  • multiple sclerosis
  • pneumonia
  • insomnia
50-59:
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • fall
  • contusion
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • weight increased
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • back pain
60+:
  • fatigue
  • pneumonia
  • anxiety
  • abdominal distension
  • abnormal faeces
  • asthenia
  • fluid retention
  • infection
  • infusion site discolouration
  • infusion site erythema

* 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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