Review: taking Paxil and Adderall together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Paxil and Adderall together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Paxil and Adderall. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 672 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 78,933 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 24,073 users)

On Sep, 16, 2016

672 people who take Paxil, Adderall are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Paxil and Adderall drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Paxil:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 41.0% - (7 of 17 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0% - (4 of 16 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.0% - (6 of 14 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 45.0% - (5 of 11 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 10+ years: 42.0% - (6 of 14 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Adderall:
  • < 1 month: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 72.0% - (13 of 18 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 41.0% - (5 of 12 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 57.0% - (11 of 19 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 30.0% - (3 of 10 people)
  • 10+ years: 75.0% - (9 of 12 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Paxil:
  • female: 30.0% - (16 of 52 people)
  • male: 45.0% - (15 of 33 people)
Adderall:
  • female: 59.0% - (35 of 59 people)
  • male: 43.0% - (14 of 32 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Paxil:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 20-29: 34.0% - (8 of 23 people)
  • 30-39: 60.0% - (14 of 23 people)
  • 40-49: 11.0% - (2 of 18 people)
  • 50-59: 40.0% - (4 of 10 people)
  • 60+: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
Adderall:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (13 of 26 people)
  • 30-39: 73.0% - (17 of 23 people)
  • 40-49: 26.0% - (5 of 19 people)
  • 50-59: 54.0% - (6 of 11 people)
  • 60+: 62.0% - (5 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • confusional state
  • abnormal behaviour
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • delirium
  • depression
  • respiratory failure
  • suicide attempt
  • unresponsive to stimuli
  • agitation
1 - 6 months:
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • mood swings
  • self mutilation
  • irritability
  • bipolar disorder
  • psychotic disorder
  • aggression
  • completed suicide
  • disorientation
6 - 12 months:
  • completed suicide
  • asthenia
  • social avoidant behaviour
  • joint pain
  • tingling and numbness
  • aggression
  • coma
  • depression
  • dysphoria
  • excoriation
1 - 2 years:
  • narcotic abuse
  • depression
  • narcotic intoxication
  • joint pain
  • psychotic disorder
  • aorta hypoplasia
  • bipolar disorder
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • fatigue - chronic
2 - 5 years:
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • aorta hypoplasia
  • atrial septal defect
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • ventricular septal defect
  • bicuspid aortic valve
  • congenital hydrocephalus
  • digeorge's syndrome
  • eyelid ptosis congenital
5 - 10 years:
  • abdominal pain
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • impulsive behaviour
  • nausea
  • pulmonary embolism
  • sweating - excessive
  • abnormal behaviour
  • accessory muscle
  • affective disorder
10+ years:
  • sleepy
  • weight gain
  • carbohydrate craving
  • cataract cortical
  • depressed mood
  • depression
  • drowsiness
  • fatigue - chronic
  • increased appetite
  • irritability
not specified:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • headache
  • somnolence
  • dizziness
  • suicidal ideation

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • chest pain
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • palpitations
male:
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • completed suicide
  • anxiety
  • aggression
  • self mutilation
  • homicidal ideation
  • headache
  • weight increased
  • agitation

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • bipolar disorder
  • bite
  • convulsion
  • depression
  • homicidal ideation
  • intentional self-injury
  • screaming
  • staring
10-19:
  • suicidal ideation
  • aggression
  • social avoidant behaviour
  • depression
  • self mutilation
  • anxiety
  • suicide attempt
  • drug ineffective
  • homicidal ideation
  • insomnia
20-29:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • completed suicide
  • overdose
  • self mutilation
  • suicidal ideation
  • headache
  • abdominal pain
30-39:
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • weight decreased
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • completed suicide
40-49:
  • fatigue
  • pyrexia
  • insomnia
  • cough
  • palpitations
  • cardiomegaly
  • chest pain
  • dilatation ventricular
  • dyspnoea exertional
  • pulmonary hypertension
50-59:
  • narcotic abuse
  • narcotic intoxication
  • depression
  • hypertension
  • drug ineffective
  • dizziness
  • arthralgia
  • neck pain
  • paraesthesia
  • suicide attempt
60+:
  • depression
  • sleepy
  • asthenia
  • headache
  • lethargy
  • somnolence
  • flushing
  • pain
  • pruritus
  • agitation

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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