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Review: taking Adderall and Celexa together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Adderall and Celexa. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 699 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

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)

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,736 Celexa users)

On Jan, 2, 2015: 699 people who take Adderall, Celexa are studied

Adderall, Celexa outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate)
- Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Adderall is effective48.00%
(12 of 25 people)
51.79%
(29 of 56 people)
53.33%
(24 of 45 people)
65.12%
(28 of 43 people)
55.88%
(19 of 34 people)
82.35%
(14 of 17 people)
62.50%
(10 of 16 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Celexa is effective8.70%
(2 of 23 people)
30.00%
(15 of 50 people)
33.33%
(10 of 30 people)
43.14%
(22 of 51 people)
32.50%
(13 of 40 people)
30.00%
(6 of 20 people)
18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AnxietyDepressionSleepinessFatigueDepressionAnxietyMental DisorderDepression
InsomniaFatigueSwallowing DifficultyExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessAnxietyDepressionAggressionAnxiety
Recurring Skin BoilsLoss Of Sensation, Numbness And Tingling, Paresthesias, Sensory Loss, Tingling And NumbnessMental Status ChangesHair LossCholecystitis ChronicNauseaSuicide AttemptPain
LethargyHair LossInsomniaNauseaPainDizzinessDepressionNausea
Drug DependenceNauseaDiarrheaConstipationFatigueDyspepsiaIntentional OverdoseFatigue
Stomach PainWeight DecreasedCognitive DeteriorationOverdoseHeart Rate IncreasedEmotional DisorderAbnormal BehaviourFall
Loss Of AppetiteAngerExacerbation Of AnxietyMemory LossExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessFlat AffectAnxietyHeadache
Dry Eyes AggravatedSerotonin SyndromeHeart Rate AbnormalSkin - DryWeight DecreasedFatigueMood SwingsVomiting
Feeling JitteryBipolar DisorderMuscle HaemorrhageDizzinessBipolar DisorderDissociationVomitingWeight Increased
Weight IncreasedAnxiety DisorderMuscle PainSweating IncreasedAnxiety DisorderDerealisationDiarrheaPulmonary Embolism

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Adderall is effective57.47%
(100 of 174 people)
56.67%
(34 of 60 people)
Celexa is effective27.98%
(47 of 168 people)
40.00%
(24 of 60 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
DepressionDepression
AnxietyFatigue
PainOverdose
FallAnxiety
NauseaDizziness
FatigueNausea
HeadacheAggression
Pulmonary EmbolismInsomnia
VomitingIrritability
AstheniaSuicide Attempt

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Adderall is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
32.26%
(10 of 31 people)
29.80%
(45 of 151 people)
25.83%
(31 of 120 people)
44.00%
(33 of 75 people)
27.08%
(13 of 48 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
Celexa is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
23.08%
(6 of 26 people)
13.53%
(18 of 133 people)
20.39%
(21 of 103 people)
29.58%
(21 of 71 people)
10.20%
(5 of 49 people)
0.00%
(0 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aAggressionCholecystitis ChronicDizzinessWeight IncreasedDepressionPainFatigue
Self Injurious BehaviorOverdoseDepressionFatigueAstheniaFatigueHypertension
ScratchWeight DecreasedAnxietyOverdoseDrug IneffectiveContusionDry Mouth
InjuryDepressionPainHypoaesthesiaAnxietyVomitingChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Regressive BehaviourAnxietyThroat TightnessNauseaBlood Pressure DecreasedHeadacheHypoaesthesia Facial
Self Injurious BehaviourWeight IncreasedDyspnoeaCompleted SuicideInsomniaFallBronchitis
Abnormal Behaviour NosIrritabilityNauseaSomnolenceFallDepressionMetastases To Liver
Abnormal BehaviourPainVomitingCrohn's DiseasePulmonary EmbolismBack PainHallucination, Auditory
CryingGallbladder DisorderHeadacheSmall Intestinal ObstructionConstipationWeight IncreasedDepression
Dermatitis NosInsomniaFatigueBlood Triglycerides IncreasedMultiple SclerosisNauseaPsychotic Disorder

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is often used to treat depression. 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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