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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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) Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,610 Topamax users)
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 16,963 Adderall users)
Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 24,610 Topamax users)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 422 people who take Adderall, Topamax are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Adderall (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate)
- Topamax (topiramate)
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|
|Adderall is effective||10.00%|
(1 of 10 people)
(8 of 24 people)
(6 of 14 people)
(20 of 31 people)
(17 of 29 people)
(13 of 19 people)
(5 of 6 people)
(3 of 6 people)
|Topamax is effective||16.67%|
(1 of 6 people)
(4 of 19 people)
(1 of 13 people)
(10 of 28 people)
(13 of 28 people)
(13 of 21 people)
(9 of 11 people)
(0 of 6 people)
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Adderall is effective||51.56%|
(66 of 128 people)
(4 of 8 people)
|Topamax is effective||40.00%|
(50 of 125 people)
(1 of 7 people)
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Adderall is effective||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 13 people)
(21 of 50 people)
(24 of 96 people)
(17 of 74 people)
(6 of 14 people)
(0 of 4 people)
|Topamax is effective||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 12 people)
(12 of 49 people)
(11 of 87 people)
(21 of 76 people)
(3 of 14 people)
(1 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|
|Suicidal Ideation||Chest Pain||Initial Insomnia||Insomnia||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Hyperhidrosis||Headache||Pain|
|Dry Mouth||Dissociative Fugue||Urge Incontinence||Dizziness||Neck Pain||Depression||Vision Blurred||Depression|
|Weight Decreased||Depression||Lethargy||Sneezing||Dizziness||Loss Of Employment||Night Sweats||Headache|
|Dizziness||Disturbance In Attention||Depression Nos||Nausea||Irritability||Hot Flushes||Itching||Drug Ineffective|
|Heart Rate Increased||Eye Pain||Sputum Expectoration Difficult||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Nausea||Urinary Tract Infection||Seborrhoeic Dermatitis||Nausea|
|Depression||Dehydration||Throat Tightness||Urinary Tract Infection||Headache||Thoughts - Cloudy||Fatigue||Weight Increased|
|Headache||Hallucination||Air Swallowing||Uti - Recurrent||Dry Mouth||Weight Increased||Abdominal Pain||Tremor|
|Hallucination||Bipolar I Disorder||Irritability||Hives||Teeth Clinching||Coordination Impairment||Mood Changes||Chest Pain|
|Impaired Work Ability||Menorrhagia||Blood Pressure Increased||Lightheadedness||Deafness Unilateral||Sleep Attacks||Irritability||Oedema Peripheral|
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Drug Ineffective||Pulmonary Embolism|
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Musculoskeletal Stiffness||Tic||Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus||Fatigue||Nausea||Pain||Asthenia||Limb Crushing Injury|
|Tremor||Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder||Obesity||Psychotic Disorder||Depression||Fatigue||Anxiety||Neuralgia|
|Hypersensitivity||Emotional Disorder||Diabetes Mellitus||Granulocytopenia||Dyspnoea||Dehydration||Tremor||Oedema Peripheral|
|Heart Rate Increased||Weight Decreased||Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Feeling Abnormal||Headache||Headache||Somnolence||Joint Swelling|
|Fatigue||Sweating Decreased||Anxiety||Aggression||Pneumonia||Depression||Dizziness||Jaw Fracture|
|Headache||Gastroenteritis Nos||Hyperglycaemia||Insomnia||Migraine||Diarrhoea||Dyspnoea||Hip Fracture|
|Dyspnoea||Intracranial Pressure Increased Nos||Tremor||Suicide Attempt||Chest Pain||Oedema Peripheral||Fall||Hypertonic Bladder|
|Musculoskeletal Disorder||Glycosuria||Asthenia||Sinusitis||Vomiting||Speech Disorder||Pain In Extremity|
|Haemorrhage Nos||Depression||Sneezing||Fatigue||Pulmonary Embolism||Mental Status Changes||Pelvic Fracture|
|Disturbance In Attention||Impulsive Behaviour||Joint Injury||Chest Discomfort||Multiple Sclerosis Relapse||Migraine||Transient Ischaemic Attack|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Edema of ankles and lower legs, blister-like or pimple-looking rash on face and inside throat. Hyper sensitive to light touch. Insomnia, manic-like desire to stay awake.
Had many episodes. This one is going on and on with many treatments including shampoos steroids injections and steroid lotions and steroid shampoos and it is still horrible. These episodes seems to keep happening more and more and taking over my life. I also have fibromyalgia.
I have stopped taking Topramax for over 30 days, but remain on the Adderall.
Complete drug side effects:
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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- Topamax is used in:
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