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Review: taking Adderall and Topamax together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Adderall and Topamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 422 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)

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,599 Topamax users)

On Jan, 1, 2015: 422 people who take Adderall, Topamax are studied

Adderall, Topamax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate)
- Topamax (topiramate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Adderall is effective10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
33.33%
(8 of 24 people)
42.86%
(6 of 14 people)
64.52%
(20 of 31 people)
58.62%
(17 of 29 people)
68.42%
(13 of 19 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
Topamax is effective16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
21.05%
(4 of 19 people)
7.69%
(1 of 13 people)
35.71%
(10 of 28 people)
46.43%
(13 of 28 people)
61.90%
(13 of 21 people)
81.82%
(9 of 11 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
InsomniaDizzinessMood SwingsHeadacheDepressionInsomniaDizzinessFatigue
Suicidal IdeationChest PainInitial InsomniaInsomniaExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessHyperhidrosisHeadachePain
Dry MouthDissociative FugueUrge IncontinenceDizzinessNeck PainDepressionVision BlurredDepression
Weight DecreasedDepressionLethargySneezingDizzinessLoss Of EmploymentNight SweatsHeadache
DizzinessDisturbance In AttentionDepression NosNauseaIrritabilityHot FlushesItchingDrug Ineffective
Heart Rate IncreasedEye PainSputum Expectoration DifficultExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessNauseaUrinary Tract InfectionSeborrhoeic DermatitisNausea
DepressionDehydrationThroat TightnessUrinary Tract InfectionHeadacheThoughts - CloudyFatigueWeight Increased
HeadacheHallucinationAir SwallowingUti - RecurrentDry MouthWeight IncreasedAbdominal PainTremor
HallucinationBipolar I DisorderIrritabilityHivesTeeth ClinchingCoordination ImpairmentMood ChangesChest Pain
Impaired Work AbilityMenorrhagiaBlood Pressure IncreasedLightheadednessDeafness UnilateralSleep AttacksIrritabilityOedema Peripheral

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Adderall is effective51.56%
(66 of 128 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
Topamax is effective40.00%
(50 of 125 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
FatigueDiarrhoea
HeadacheDehydration
PainHaemorrhoidal Haemorrhage
NauseaGastritis Erosive
DepressionPneumonia
Oedema PeripheralHypovolaemia
Chest PainColitis
DizzinessTremor
Drug IneffectivePulmonary Embolism
Weight IncreasedDepression

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Adderall is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
15.38%
(2 of 13 people)
42.00%
(21 of 50 people)
25.00%
(24 of 96 people)
22.97%
(17 of 74 people)
42.86%
(6 of 14 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
Topamax is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
24.49%
(12 of 49 people)
12.64%
(11 of 87 people)
27.63%
(21 of 76 people)
21.43%
(3 of 14 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Musculoskeletal StiffnessTicType 1 Diabetes MellitusFatigueNauseaPainAstheniaLimb Crushing Injury
TremorAttention Deficit/hyperactivity DisorderObesityPsychotic DisorderDepressionFatigueAnxietyNeuralgia
HypersensitivityEmotional DisorderDiabetes MellitusGranulocytopeniaDyspnoeaDehydrationTremorOedema Peripheral
Heart Rate IncreasedWeight DecreasedDiabetic KetoacidosisFeeling AbnormalHeadacheHeadacheSomnolenceJoint Swelling
FatigueSweating DecreasedAnxietyAggressionPneumoniaDepressionDizzinessJaw Fracture
HeadacheGastroenteritis NosHyperglycaemiaInsomniaMigraineDiarrhoeaDyspnoeaHip Fracture
DyspnoeaIntracranial Pressure Increased NosTremorSuicide AttemptChest PainOedema PeripheralFallHypertonic Bladder
Musculoskeletal DisorderGlycosuriaAstheniaSinusitisVomitingSpeech DisorderPain In Extremity
Haemorrhage NosDepressionSneezingFatiguePulmonary EmbolismMental Status ChangesPelvic Fracture
Disturbance In AttentionImpulsive BehaviourJoint InjuryChest DiscomfortMultiple Sclerosis RelapseMigraineTransient Ischaemic Attack

* 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. Topamax (topiramate) is often used to treat migraine. 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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