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Review: Suboxone and Adderall





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

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What are the drugs

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 8,267 users)

Adderall has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (view latest outcomes from 16,841 users)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 231 people who take Suboxone, Adderall are studied

Suboxone, Adderall outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone 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
Suboxone is effective50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
82.61%
(19 of 23 people)
86.67%
(13 of 15 people)
83.33%
(15 of 18 people)
90.91%
(20 of 22 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
Adderall is effective21.43%
(3 of 14 people)
55.56%
(15 of 27 people)
63.64%
(7 of 11 people)
60.00%
(9 of 15 people)
81.25%
(13 of 16 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DepressionConcussionDrug Withdrawal SyndromeTherapeutic Response UnexpectedDepressionDrug Withdrawal Syndromen/aDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
ParanoiaBack PainDrug Exposure During PregnancyDyspnoeaExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessInsomniaOedema Peripheral
Euphoric MoodSuicidal IdeationDrug Withdrawal Syndrome NeonatalEuphoric MoodConstipationLimb DiscomfortPsychotic Disorder
Therapeutic Response UnexpectedNasopharyngitisEuphoric MoodDepressionAnxietyHallucinations, MixedInsomnia
Cardiac Failure CongestiveMuscle SpasmsHigh Blood PressureDrug Withdrawal SyndromeParanoiaFolliculitisBack Pain
DyspnoeaArthropathySeizuresOedema PeripheralDrug AbuseAlopeciaDepression
Oedema PeripheralHigh Blood PressureAbdomen - SwollenCardiac Failure CongestiveHigh Blood PressureManiaMania
AnxietyHyperhidrosisStillbirthMaternal Exposure During PregnancyHeadacheOedema PeripheralWeight Increased
HyperhidrosisAnxietyMaternal Exposure During PregnancyAbortion SpontaneousSuicide AttemptStaphylococcal InfectionAggression
HallucinationMemory ImpairmentBack StiffnessAnalgesic TherapyHyperhidrosisWeight IncreasedRoad Traffic Accident

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Suboxone is effective85.71%
(42 of 49 people)
76.60%
(36 of 47 people)
Adderall is effective63.27%
(31 of 49 people)
50.00%
(22 of 44 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Maternal Exposure During PregnancyDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
DepressionOedema Peripheral
NauseaPsychotic Disorder
Back PainInsomnia
DehydrationWeight Increased
AnxietyFatigue
Loss Of ConsciousnessRoad Traffic Accident
ConcussionAggression
Muscle SpasmsHallucinations, Mixed
Suicidal IdeationFolliculitis

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suboxone is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.59%
(43 of 85 people)
53.19%
(25 of 47 people)
41.18%
(7 of 17 people)
28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
n/a
Adderall is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
32.58%
(29 of 89 people)
38.30%
(18 of 47 people)
29.41%
(5 of 17 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aAbortion SpontaneousMaternal Exposure During PregnancyDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeDyspnoean/a
Maternal Exposure During PregnancyNasopharyngitisInsomniaManiaEuphoric Mood
Post-traumatic Stress DisorderDepressionSubstance AbuseInsomniaTherapeutic Response Unexpected
PregnancyMuscle SpasmsConvulsionWeight IncreasedOedema Peripheral
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity DisorderConcussionFatigueOedema PeripheralCardiac Failure Congestive
Deep Vein ThrombosisAnxietyFungal Skin InfectionAggressionDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
AnxietySuicidal IdeationGastrointestinal DisorderBack PainAnalgesic Therapy
Dry Eyes AggravatedLoss Of ConsciousnessHallucinations, MixedAnxietyNausea
Pulmonary EmbolismBack PainDecreased AppetiteSerotonin SyndromeSuicidal Ideation
DepressionNauseaAneurysmBlood Pressure IncreasedSweating - Excessive

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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