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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 473 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 70,284 Paxil users)

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 16,895 Adderall users)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 473 people who take Paxil, Adderall are studied

Paxil, Adderall outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride)
- Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Paxil is effective0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
35.71%
(5 of 14 people)
26.67%
(4 of 15 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
41.67%
(5 of 12 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
n/a
Adderall is effective12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
70.59%
(12 of 17 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
52.94%
(9 of 17 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
77.78%
(7 of 9 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Confusional StateSuicidal IdeationCompleted SuicideDepressionAggressionAbdominal PainPulseDepression
NauseaDepressionAstheniaSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationNauseaPainSuicidal Ideation
Abnormal BehaviourSelf MutilationSocial Avoidant BehaviourParanoiaSelf MutilationChest PainCryingFatigue
AstheniaMood SwingsDepressionMood SwingsHomicidal IdeationDyspnoeaAccessory MuscleInsomnia
Respiratory FailureIrritabilityAggressionEmotional DistressVentricular Septal DefectPulmonary EmbolismSleepyAnxiety
DepressionPsychotic DisorderScreamingPsychotic DisorderNauseaSweating - ExcessiveDifficulty In BreathingDrug Ineffective
DeliriumElevated MoodIntentional Self-injurySuicide AttemptPatent Ductus ArteriosusUpper Limb FractureAbdominal DiscomfortNausea
Unresponsive To StimuliCompleted SuicideBiteDrug IneffectiveCoarctation Of The AortaApplication Site PruritusLoss Of Sensation, Numbness And Tingling, Paresthesias, Sensory Loss, Tingling And NumbnessSomnolence
Suicide AttemptDrug IneffectiveConvulsionSelf MutilationAorta HypoplasiaSkin IrritationBack PainChest Pain
TremorBipolar DisorderHomicidal IdeationBipolar DisorderDrug Exposure During PregnancyVertigoJoint DestructionDizziness

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Paxil is effective33.33%
(15 of 45 people)
43.33%
(13 of 30 people)
Adderall is effective56.60%
(30 of 53 people)
44.83%
(13 of 29 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FatigueDepression
InsomniaSuicidal Ideation
Chest PainAggression
NauseaCompleted Suicide
DepressionHomicidal Ideation
AnxietySelf Mutilation
PalpitationsSomnolence
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
PyrexiaSuicide Attempt
DizzinessAnxiety

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Paxil is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
10.91%
(6 of 55 people)
38.89%
(14 of 36 people)
4.00%
(1 of 25 people)
25.00%
(4 of 16 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
Adderall is effectiven/an/a42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
14.29%
(11 of 77 people)
44.44%
(16 of 36 people)
11.54%
(3 of 26 people)
35.29%
(6 of 17 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aAgitationSuicidal IdeationDepressionNauseaFatigueDrug IneffectiveHerpes Zoster
AggressionAggressionDizzinessHeadachePyrexiaSuicide AttemptFall
ScreamingDepressionCompleted SuicideAnxietyPalpitationsDepressionLoss Of Consciousness
StaringSelf MutilationNauseaDizzinessInsomniaDizzinessInappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
Suicidal BehaviourAnxietyOverdoseWeight DecreasedPulmonary HypertensionParaesthesiaConstipation
Intentional Self-injurySuicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationIrritabilityCardiomegalySomnambulismBlood Chloride Decreased
Weight IncreasedSocial Avoidant BehaviourSomnolenceSomnolenceDilatation VentricularNeck PainAbnormal Behaviour
Bipolar DisorderInsomniaSelf MutilationDepressionCoughPneumonia ViralAsthenia
Homicidal IdeationDrug IneffectiveAnxietyAbnormal BehaviourChest PainHaemoglobin DecreasedIncoherent
BiteHomicidal IdeationAstheniaThinking AbnormalDyspnoea ExertionalHerpes ZosterExcoriation

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • I just started taking paxil again and after 1 st day diahrea came. how long does it last and have you taken something for the diahrea?
    I just started Paxil and Buspar on the second day started having diahrea.
    Is this common and usually how long does it last? Do you take anything for it or let it run its course.
  • Does adderal have an effect on alzheimers?
    Adderall has been effective in treatment of ADHD, and I like it. It is highly effective as treatment of lack of focus, and I find that tasks (such as academic research) are much enhanced by it. However I am beginning to experience what I fear is early stages of Alzheimer's.(I am 68). I have been studying the disease, and have been doing things recommended as valuable to retard Alzheimer's development as well as to counter symptoms such as forgetfulness, and loss of mental acuity with significant success. I believe, at least in the short run, Adderall has had a positive effect in my endeavors to counter the symptoms of the disease. However, since one of the principal causes of Alzheimer's is inflammation, I wonder if Adderall causes inflammation, and if it does, is there a way to counter the inflammation?
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    I would like to start taking Garcinia Cambogia diet supplement colon cleansing regimen but I don't know if I can on these medications or not. Please help?
  • Does anyone experience heart palpitations causedby their acid reflux ?
    I have had acid reflux/Gerd for 4 years + Was not believed that symptoms were real for a while as had no heartburn and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which even now some medics think is imaginary...it's NOT!!! Following a demeester score of 45 ( very high confirmation of acid reflux) and discovery of a large hiatal hernia, ( a classic physical cause of acid reflux) I had hernia repair operation and LINX anti reflux surgery. Throughout the four years a major symptom of my acid reflux were heart palpatations. They started at the same time I started with reflux and cleared up after the surgery. I have been reflux free palpitation free and antacid free for four months. then I was put on Gabapentin for back spasm and the reflux returned along with the palpitations. Medics keep insisting this is just anxiety yet eat a food that gives me reflux also starts the palps which is the indicator of the reflux as I do not have heartburn. Comes on when relaxing and eating watching tv ( no anxiety present) and when I am sleeping peacefully ( no anxiety present) my heart wakes me up and fires off into tachycardia. Recently a doctor has said it is now known that acid reflux irritates the nerves in the solar plexus area and that triggers the palps. Anyone else experienced this? Are there any studies on it at all? Thanks all.
  • Migraine, simple partial seizure, or something else?
    In the spring, I experienced a very strange "aura" type thing and I don't know what it was or what was causing it.
    It started with just me feeling a bit off which happens because I take Adderall, and I'm pretty sure I took it that day, I do experience some side effects, so just an anecdote I guess. I curled up with a blanket as I was starting to feel a bit more odd. I could hear voices coming from the TV in the other room but they didn't make any sense. Lights started to seem bright/blurry, and that's when I saw a black blob resembling my cat (he's black) sitting at my feet in my peripheral. When I looked down, it disappeared. The aphasia went away but I started to get a little freaked out because well there was no cat. This is when the headache started. Out of sorts, I got up still wrapped in my blanket and went to get ready for bed so I could sleep off whatever this weird thing was. As I walked upstairs I began to feel a bit more like I was in a dream or not quite fully in reality. Once I got upstairs I noticed repetitive flashing lights in a dark room which was quite startling so I ran into my room. I distinctly remember looking into my closet and seeing the shelves bulge out and feeling like my room was bigger than usual. I quickly got changed and went to the bathroom to brush my teeth and such, more flashing lights, and the real lights in the bathroom seemed weird/blurry and bright. I dropped the blanket I was carrying and was hit with inexplicable confusion, I still don't know what I was confused about. I thought I was losing my mind and just stared at the blanket. When I got back to my room I was beginning to get extremely paranoid I was going insane (and based on what I was experiencing I think that would be a typical response) and settled into bed. I was starting to feel better, no more visual distortions and then the headache went away and I felt back to normal. Anecdotally, I feel I should note my cat (not a hallucination) wouldn't leave my side during this episode which is just cute and probably not important but anyway...
    The entire thing lasted about 7-10 minutes but it's hard to be sure. I had experienced some peripheral vision hallucinations before this, which seemed to be a side effect of Adderall as they started to happen after I started to take it. They were all like the one of my cat at my feet - black silhouettes. I pushed this incident to the back of my mind out of fear that I was going insane or had experienced some form of psychosis because of the hallucinations.
    Just this week I stumbled upon simple partial seizures when doing some research for a genetic disease project (I explored epilepsy out of curiosity). I became intrigued when it reminded me of this event because it explained quite a few of the symptoms (flashing lights, visual distortions, etc.) but the episode lasted too long for that to be the explanation and some things just weren't explained by that. I don't know what this was, and I haven't been able to find an explanation. I even explored the possibility of strokes and migraines but nothing fits. I don't want to say anything to a doctor or my parents because they'll probably send me to a psychiatrist and that is not something I'd like to do.
    Still at a loss and confused...

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