Review: taking Paxil and Adderall together


Summary

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 515 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 69,783 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 17,045 users)

On Jul, 27, 2016

515 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: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 39.0% - (11 of 28 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.0% - (4 of 21 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 58.0% - (14 of 24 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.0% - (5 of 13 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 10+ years: 43.0% - (7 of 16 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Adderall:
  • < 1 month: 16.0% - (2 of 12 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 77.0% - (17 of 22 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 53.0% - (7 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 71.0% - (25 of 35 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 53.0% - (7 of 13 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 23.0% - (3 of 13 people)
  • 10+ years: 81.0% - (13 of 16 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Paxil:
  • female: 27.0% - (19 of 68 people)
  • male: 54.0% - (26 of 48 people)
Adderall:
  • female: 63.0% - (48 of 76 people)
  • male: 54.0% - (26 of 48 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% - (10 of 29 people)
  • 30-39: 55.0% - (16 of 29 people)
  • 40-49: 16.0% - (4 of 25 people)
  • 50-59: 63.0% - (12 of 19 people)
  • 60+: 30.0% - (3 of 10 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: 53.0% - (17 of 32 people)
  • 30-39: 68.0% - (20 of 29 people)
  • 40-49: 44.0% - (12 of 27 people)
  • 50-59: 76.0% - (16 of 21 people)
  • 60+: 54.0% - (6 of 11 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

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

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • depression
  • chest pain
  • anxiety
  • palpitations
  • suicidal ideation
  • dizziness
  • cough
male:
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • completed suicide
  • aggression
  • self mutilation
  • homicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • social avoidant behaviour
  • bipolar disorder

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
  • social avoidant behaviour
  • depression
  • aggression
  • self mutilation
  • anxiety
  • suicide attempt
  • drug ineffective
  • homicidal ideation
  • insomnia
20-29:
  • depression
  • completed suicide
  • overdose
  • self mutilation
  • suicidal ideation
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • somnolence
  • anxiety
  • headache
30-39:
  • nausea
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • weight decreased
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • depression
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • irritability
40-49:
  • fatigue
  • pyrexia
  • insomnia
  • palpitations
  • cardiomegaly
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • dilatation ventricular
  • dyspnoea exertional
  • pulmonary hypertension
50-59:
  • narcotic abuse
  • narcotic intoxication
  • drug ineffective
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • suicide attempt
  • headache
  • neck pain
  • paraesthesia
  • rash
60+:
  • sleepy
  • carbohydrate craving
  • cataract cortical
  • depressed mood
  • depression
  • disorientation
  • double vision
  • drowsiness
  • excoriation
  • fatigue - chronic

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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