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Review: taking Ativan and Adderall together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Ativan and Adderall together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ativan and Adderall. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 577 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,228 Ativan 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 16,963 Adderall users)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 577 people who take Ativan, Adderall are studied

Ativan, Adderall outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Ativan (lorazepam)
- 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
Ativan is effective33.33%
(8 of 24 people)
42.86%
(15 of 35 people)
41.67%
(5 of 12 people)
40.62%
(13 of 32 people)
60.00%
(18 of 30 people)
57.14%
(8 of 14 people)
80.00%
(8 of 10 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Adderall is effective37.50%
(6 of 16 people)
62.07%
(18 of 29 people)
65.00%
(13 of 20 people)
63.33%
(19 of 30 people)
60.00%
(21 of 35 people)
84.21%
(16 of 19 people)
76.92%
(10 of 13 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DepressionHeadacheUrinary IncontinenceNauseaDizzinessMouth SoresInsomniaAnxiety
Suicide AttemptMental Status ChangesInsomniaDepressionPulmonary EmbolismAnxietyAnxietyDepression
Abnormal BehaviourTirednessNeuropathy PeripheralConstipationChest PainDepressionSuicidal IdeationFatigue
Confusional StateAnxietyKidney StonesMigraineDepressionInsomniaDepressionNausea
AggressionConstipation AggravatedErectile DysfunctionSweating IncreasedNauseaOrthostatic HypotensionEmotional DistressDrug Ineffective
ConvulsionGerdAdhdImpaired MemoryEmotional DistressMuscle FatigueMental DisorderSuicidal Ideation
Respiratory FailureInsomnia - Psychophysiological (learned)AnxietyFatigue - ChronicFallImpaired MemoryNauseaPulmonary Embolism
TachycardiaChronic PainDrug Exposure During PregnancyLung ConsolidationPain In ExtremitySleep DisorderShortness Of BreathPain
Alcohol UseHigh Foetal HeadWeight DecreasedPulmonary EmbolismSyncopeHypotensionRapid Heart BeatInsomnia
Unresponsive To StimuliNauseaDrug Exposure Before PregnancyInjuryInjuryTachycardiaDizzinessHeadache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Ativan is effective42.02%
(50 of 119 people)
60.98%
(25 of 41 people)
Adderall is effective57.72%
(71 of 123 people)
75.61%
(31 of 41 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
DepressionAnxiety
AnxietyDepression
NauseaPsychotic Disorder
FatigueSuicide Attempt
Pulmonary EmbolismAggression
PainSuicidal Ideation
Drug IneffectiveConfusional State
HeadacheConvulsion
DizzinessAgitation
InsomniaInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ativan is effectiven/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
17.12%
(25 of 146 people)
23.33%
(28 of 120 people)
19.15%
(9 of 47 people)
30.30%
(10 of 33 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
Adderall is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
27.22%
(46 of 169 people)
26.98%
(34 of 126 people)
23.40%
(11 of 47 people)
29.03%
(9 of 31 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
AggressionAnxietySuicidal IdeationDepressionNauseaDrug IneffectiveAnxietyPulmonary Embolism
ConvulsionPsychotic DisorderAggressionAnxietyCompleted SuicideDehydrationFatigueNausea
Tardive DyskinesiaHeadacheSuicide AttemptNauseaFatiguePulmonary EmbolismParaesthesiaConfusional State
AgitationEmotional DisorderAgitationPulmonary EmbolismDepressionFatigueDyspnoeaBacteraemia
Foaming At MouthAggressionDepressionDizzinessPain In ExtremityDepressionHypoaesthesiaFatigue
Physical AssaultImpulsive BehaviourChest PainAnxietyPainDepressionPneumonia
Social Avoidant BehaviourAbdominal PainSuicidal IdeationHyperhidrosisCarpal Tunnel SyndromeHeadache
Self MutilationHeadacheInsomniaNauseaBronchitisMalaise
FallPainHeadacheClostridial InfectionMalaiseDyspnoea
AnxietyGallbladder DisorderAstheniaTardive DyskinesiaHypertensionDrug Ineffective

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

Comments for this study:

Nicole (2 years ago):

I am an 18 year old female, I am taking Adderall, Loratadine & Zantac.. I accidently took my Lorazepam this morning instead of my Loratadine. Is this something I should be worried about??
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On eHealthMe, Ativan (lorazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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