Review: taking Ativan and Adderall together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Ativan and Adderall together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ativan and Adderall. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 862 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 38,886 users)

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 18,837 users)

On Aug, 26, 2016

862 people who take Ativan, Adderall are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Ativan and Adderall drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Ativan:
  • < 1 month: 34.0% - (9 of 26 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.0% - (16 of 40 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 37.0% - (6 of 16 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 40.0% - (13 of 32 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 60.0% - (23 of 38 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (8 of 16 people)
  • 10+ years: 66.0% - (8 of 12 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
Adderall:
  • < 1 month: 30.0% - (6 of 20 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 63.0% - (23 of 36 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 68.0% - (15 of 22 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 62.0% - (20 of 32 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 65.0% - (26 of 40 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 80.0% - (16 of 20 people)
  • 10+ years: 69.0% - (9 of 13 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Ativan:
  • female: 41.0% - (57 of 138 people)
  • male: 57.0% - (26 of 45 people)
Adderall:
  • female: 58.0% - (82 of 141 people)
  • male: 73.0% - (33 of 45 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Ativan:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 40.0% - (26 of 64 people)
  • 30-39: 51.0% - (31 of 60 people)
  • 40-49: 43.0% - (13 of 30 people)
  • 50-59: 45.0% - (10 of 22 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
Adderall:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 20-29: 76.0% - (50 of 65 people)
  • 30-39: 53.0% - (35 of 65 people)
  • 40-49: 56.0% - (17 of 30 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (10 of 20 people)
  • 60+: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • depression
  • crying
  • abnormal behaviour
  • confusional state
  • mental status changes
  • aggression
  • convulsion
  • suicide attempt
  • agitation
  • delirium
1 - 6 months:
  • seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • forgetfulness
  • mood swings
  • anxiety
  • confusion
  • headache
  • aggression aggravated
  • anxiety aggravated
  • appetite - decreased
  • bradycardia
6 - 12 months:
  • adhd
  • anxiety
  • bladder discomfort
  • erectile dysfunction
  • headache
  • heart rate increased
  • high blood glucose level
  • kidney stones
  • libido decreased
  • menstrual periods - heavy, prolonged, or irregular
1 - 2 years:
  • nausea and vomiting
  • narcotic abuse
  • narcotic intoxication
  • fatigue
  • constipation
  • dry skin
  • fatigue - chronic
  • back pain aggravated
  • bloating
  • burning sensation
2 - 5 years:
  • swelling of the ankles - feet - legs
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • chest pain
  • depression
  • abdominal pain upper
  • hair follicle infection
  • low back pain
  • mouth ulceration
  • swallowing difficulty
  • swelling face
5 - 10 years:
  • nausea and vomiting
  • seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • lactose intolerance
  • back pain
  • rash generalised
  • insomnia
  • mouth sores
  • anxiety
  • bad breath
  • bleeding gums
10+ years:
  • abdominal pain upper
  • crying
  • hair follicle infection
  • low back pain
  • mouth ulceration
  • swallowing difficulty
  • swelling face
  • swelling of the ankles - feet - legs
  • insomnia
  • constipation
not specified:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • insomnia
  • headache
  • suicidal ideation
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea and vomiting
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • pulmonary embolism
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • insomnia
male:
  • depression
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • aggression
  • psychotic disorder
  • convulsion
  • suicide attempt
  • insomnia
  • suicidal ideation

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • aggression
  • convulsion
  • agitation
  • foaming at mouth
  • tardive dyskinesia
2-9:
  • anxiety
  • psychotic disorder
  • aggression
  • emotional disorder
  • headache
  • physical assault
10-19:
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • suicide attempt
  • convulsion
  • anxiety
  • bipolar disorder
  • fall
  • impulsive behaviour
20-29:
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain
  • crying
  • fatigue
30-39:
  • nausea and vomiting
  • fatigue
  • seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • nausea
  • depression
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • pain in extremity
  • completed suicide
  • suicidal ideation
40-49:
  • dehydration
  • fatigue
  • mental status changes
  • pain
  • depression
  • rash
  • nausea
  • dyspepsia
  • drug ineffective
  • hallucination
50-59:
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • paraesthesia
  • dyspnoea
  • narcotic abuse
  • dizziness
  • malaise
  • pain
  • suicidal ideation
60+:
  • depression
  • pulmonary embolism
  • bacteraemia
  • headache
  • nausea
  • pneumonia
  • fatigue
  • agitation
  • dizziness
  • dysuria

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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