Review: taking Suboxone and Adderall together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Suboxone and Adderall together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Suboxone and Adderall. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 234 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from 8,278 Suboxone 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)
What are the drugs
Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from 8,278 Suboxone 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, 30, 2015: 234 people who take Suboxone, Adderall are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride)
- Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Suboxone is effective||50.00%|
(4 of 8 people)
(19 of 23 people)
(13 of 15 people)
(17 of 20 people)
(20 of 22 people)
(4 of 6 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 3 people)
|Adderall is effective||21.43%|
(3 of 14 people)
(15 of 27 people)
(9 of 13 people)
(9 of 15 people)
(14 of 17 people)
(3 of 5 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(2 of 4 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Depression||Concussion||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Euphoric Mood||Depression||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||n/a||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome|
|Paranoia||Back Pain||Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Constipation||Insomnia||Oedema Peripheral|
|Euphoric Mood||Suicidal Ideation||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome Neonatal||Dyspnoea||Paranoia||Limb Discomfort||Psychotic Disorder|
|Therapeutic Response Unexpected||Nasopharyngitis||Sore Throat Nos||Oedema Peripheral||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Hallucinations, Mixed||Insomnia|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||Muscle Spasms||Mouth Breathing||Cardiac Failure Congestive||Anxiety||Folliculitis||Back Pain|
|Dyspnoea||Arthropathy||Dizziness Postural||Depression||High Blood Pressure||Alopecia||Depression|
|Oedema Peripheral||High Blood Pressure||Abdomen - Swollen||Therapeutic Response Unexpected||Pain||Mania||Mania|
|Anxiety||Hyperhidrosis||High Blood Pressure||Analgesic Therapy||Pain In Extremity||Oedema Peripheral||Aggression|
|Hyperhidrosis||Anxiety||Male Sexual Dysfunction||Accidental Overdose||Drug Abuse||Staphylococcal Infection||Weight Increased|
|Hallucination||Memory Impairment||Bone And Joint Pain||Dehydration||Suicide Attempt||Weight Increased||Fatigue|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Suboxone is effective||86.27%|
(44 of 51 people)
(36 of 47 people)
|Adderall is effective||65.38%|
(34 of 52 people)
(22 of 44 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome|
|Back Pain||Psychotic Disorder|
|Nasopharyngitis||Road Traffic Accident|
|Substance Abuse||Hallucinations, Mixed|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Suboxone is effective||n/a||n/a||50.00%|
(1 of 2 people)
(43 of 85 people)
(27 of 56 people)
(7 of 17 people)
(2 of 7 people)
|Adderall is effective||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 2 people)
(29 of 89 people)
(21 of 60 people)
(5 of 17 people)
(1 of 7 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|n/a||n/a||Abortion Spontaneous||Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Dyspnoea||n/a|
|Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy||Nasopharyngitis||Insomnia||Mania||Euphoric Mood|
|Post-traumatic Stress Disorder||Depression||Substance Abuse||Insomnia||Therapeutic Response Unexpected|
|Pregnancy||Muscle Spasms||Fatigue||Weight Increased||Oedema Peripheral|
|Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder||Concussion||Convulsion||Oedema Peripheral||Cardiac Failure Congestive|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis||Anxiety||Staphylococcal Infection||Aggression||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome|
|Anxiety||Suicidal Ideation||Psychotic Disorder||Back Pain||Analgesic Therapy|
|Dry Eyes Aggravated||Loss Of Consciousness||Oedema Peripheral||Anxiety||Nausea|
|Pulmonary Embolism||Back Pain||Road Traffic Accident||Serotonin Syndrome||Suicidal Ideation|
|Depression||Nausea||Dry Mouth||Blood Pressure Increased||Sweating - Excessive|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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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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- Pacemaker experience
I had a pacemaker installed about 5 weeks ago. I went to the doctors because I was feeling fatigue, shortness of breath, I felt as if someone was holding my heart in their hand and I had some confusion and dizziness.
To get to the point, after my first visit with my PCP I decided to go directly to emergency via 911 since my PCP was basically ignoring, or better put, had no sense of urgency regarding how I was feeling even though she knew my heart rate had dropped and was steady at 44 bpm, my normal rate 62 bpm.
The night I was in observation at the hospital I dropped to 20 bpm, next day I had a pacemaker installed, had I not taken the initiative to call the hospital I don't know if I would have continued dropping until I was dead, I don't know enough about the science behind this to draw that conclusion but common sense tells me yes.
I have explained this in another post but I cannot find it, not sure what I am doing wrong, so I am writing another post because I have more to add after a couple of weeks since my last post.
The issue I have is I am still tired after more than a month after the installation of the pacemaker. I had the bpm (beats per minute) on my pacemaker increased from 60, the factory settings, to somewhere in the mid 60's.......so I thought. I went to the hospital twice to have my pacemaker "tweaked" but when I met with the cardiologist for my "one week" follow up, which took almost three weeks to see him due to his heavy schedule, he told me there were never any changes made to my pacemaker, I was still at 60 bpm. How could this be since I was told twice it had been increased? I had the wand on my chest and the nurse made the changes which were made due to my complaining about being exhausted still, the reason I went to the PCP in the first place five weeks ago.
Was she playing mind games, thinking the power of suggestion would make me feel better? If so I am disgusted to think she would feel I was faking my feelings of exhaustion, what she did had absolutely no effect on how poorly I was feeling.
To get to the point, I finally had my first meeting with the surgeon, he raised my bpm to 75 from 60, was going to go to 80 but changed his mind. The moment he made the change to 75 bpm from my original 60 he asked if I was feeling better, feeling better after 60 seconds of changing the bpm, how is that possible? I told him no, kind of too soon to tell. His reply was "it looks like we have done everything we can on our end, your heart was not significantly damaged, your pacemaker is working as it should, therefore there must be something else making you feel so poorly so I suggest you see an internal medicine specialist." My brain had a big WHAT sign flashing, I couldn't believe what he was saying, basically beat it and move on, I don't have the time to deal with you anymore. Lets see, the appointment lasted 25 minutes and he does not have the time to work with me anymore, sorry but that irritates the hell out of me.
He was washing his hands of me, nothing else he could do so spend time and money finding out what the problem is with an internest, it is not my heart according to the cardiologist. The appointment ended and I left wondering how I was going to find out what is causing my issues.
To my great fortune a nurse with 20 years experience teaching doctors and nurses how to use the pacemaker computer asked me to come into her office after my appointment with the cardiologist, she asked me this prior to seeing the doctor. Thank God she did as the doctor did not do a thorough job adjusting the pacemaker, she adjusted what the doctor had, tweaked the pacemaker a bit, had me walk for 10 minutes and come back to the office and did a bit more tweaking, I slowly started feeling a touch better. She asked me to come back in two weeks and she would see if the pacemaker needed to be tweaked a bit more. I was walking on air, still not close to my "normal", thrilled I was not just a number being tossed in the heap of unfixed people. I am feeling 70% better than how I felt prior to the doctor and her tweaking the pacemaker. Had she not been there that day and had the opportunity to do this I would be on a never ending search for what is making me feel so exhausted and!
There is a moral to this which I will let you draw your own conclusion. In my mind it is trust God will intervene, he certainly did when the nurse asked me to see her after the appointment with the surgeon. The reason I feel this way is because she was there and is only there on Fridays, the day I had my appointment. I never would have gone back again after my meeting with the doctor and I would have been spending needless hours and money looking through the wrong box for what ales me. Now it is obvious it was my pacemaker settings, my heart rate was set too low and the pacemaker was not fine tuned properly with the proper slope and other settings.
Don't let these doctors do what mine tried doing with me, be aggressive and insist on more adjustments if you have issues similar to mine.
AS I sit here I am still tired, I could easily take a nap but I am better than I was yesterday, significantly.
Best of luck to all. Your comments will be very much appreciated.
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