Review: Xanax Xr and Adderall Xr 5
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Xanax Xr and Adderall Xr 5 together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Xanax Xr and Adderall Xr 5. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,131 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
Xanax xr has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax xr 686 users) Adderall xr 5 has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Adderall xr 5 331 users)
What are the drugs
Xanax xr has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax xr 686 users)
Adderall xr 5 has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Adderall xr 5 331 users)
On Dec, 1, 2014: 1,131 people who take Xanax Xr, Adderall Xr 5 are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Xanax Xr (alprazolam)
- Adderall Xr 5 (amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate)
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|
|Xanax Xr is effective||53.12%|
(17 of 32 people)
(38 of 62 people)
(26 of 44 people)
(46 of 67 people)
(40 of 80 people)
(30 of 48 people)
(18 of 23 people)
(2 of 5 people)
|Adderall Xr 5 is effective||29.73%|
(11 of 37 people)
(39 of 73 people)
(29 of 52 people)
(40 of 74 people)
(47 of 88 people)
(14 of 26 people)
(11 of 18 people)
(2 of 3 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|
|Condition Aggravated||Weight Decreased||Diverticulum||Insomnia||Anxiety||Nausea||Hallucination||Anxiety|
|Suicidal Ideation||Dizziness||Renal Colic||Depression||Insomnia||Abdominal Pain||Dizziness||Insomnia|
|Fatigue||Death||Abdominal Pain||Diarrhoea||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Sleepiness||Depression||Pain|
|Paraesthesia Lips||Fatigue||Calculus Ureteric||Abdominal Pain||Pain||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Memory Impairment||Nausea|
|Drug Toxicity||Nausea||Traumatic Lung Injury||Back Pain||Constipation||Acne||Hypersomnia||Drug Ineffective|
|Elevated Mood||High Blood Pressure||Gallbladder Injury||Vomiting||Cholecystitis Chronic||Fatigue||Muscle Atrophy||Somnolence|
|Slow Speech||Hallucination||Flank Pain||Renal Colic||Palpitations||Insomnia||Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness||Fall|
|Hepatosplenomegaly||Gerd||Back Pain||Diverticulum||Mood Swings||Weight Increased||Headache||Suicidal Ideation|
|Tongue Tie||Irritability||Pain In Extremity||Gallbladder Injury||Short-term Memory Loss||Pregnancy - Vaginal Bleeding||Glossodynia||Feeling Abnormal|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Xanax Xr is effective||60.22%|
(162 of 269 people)
(54 of 92 people)
|Adderall Xr 5 is effective||50.54%|
(140 of 277 people)
(52 of 90 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Xanax Xr is effective||66.67%|
(2 of 3 people)
(3 of 4 people)
(78 of 283 people)
(59 of 219 people)
(46 of 166 people)
(21 of 59 people)
(8 of 19 people)
|Adderall Xr 5 is effective||25.00%|
(1 of 4 people)
(4 of 4 people)
(67 of 330 people)
(61 of 235 people)
(32 of 167 people)
(23 of 62 people)
(4 of 24 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|n/a||n/a||Cholecystitis Chronic||Drug Toxicity||Depression||Depression||Depression||Completed Suicide|
|Psychomotor Hyperactivity||Pain||Suicidal Ideation||Constipation||Somnolence||Pruritus|
|Insomnia||Anxiety||Drug Ineffective||Headache||Pain||Pain In Extremity|
|Anxiety||Fatigue||Suicide Attempt||Suicidal Ideation||Nausea||Oedema Peripheral|
|Suicide Attempt||Dizziness||Nausea||Pulmonary Embolism||Anxiety||Asthenia|
|Tremor||Cholecystitis Chronic||Overdose||Feeling Abnormal||Chest Pain||Arthralgia|
|Nausea||Drug Ineffective||Aggression||Pain||Rib Fracture||Eye Irritation|
|Pyelonephritis||Feeling Abnormal||Headache||Pyrexia||Urinary Incontinence||Acne|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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In the spring, I experienced a very strange "aura" type thing and I don't know what it was or what was causing it.
It started with just me feeling a bit off which happens because I take Adderall, and I'm pretty sure I took it that day, I do experience some side effects, so just an anecdote I guess. I curled up with a blanket as I was starting to feel a bit more odd. I could hear voices coming from the TV in the other room but they didn't make any sense. Lights started to seem bright/blurry, and that's when I saw a black blob resembling my cat (he's black) sitting at my feet in my peripheral. When I looked down, it disappeared. The aphasia went away but I started to get a little freaked out because well there was no cat. This is when the headache started. Out of sorts, I got up still wrapped in my blanket and went to get ready for bed so I could sleep off whatever this weird thing was. As I walked upstairs I began to feel a bit more like I was in a dream or not quite fully in reality. Once I got upstairs I noticed repetitive flashing lights in a dark room which was quite startling so I ran into my room. I distinctly remember looking into my closet and seeing the shelves bulge out and feeling like my room was bigger than usual. I quickly got changed and went to the bathroom to brush my teeth and such, more flashing lights, and the real lights in the bathroom seemed weird/blurry and bright. I dropped the blanket I was carrying and was hit with inexplicable confusion, I still don't know what I was confused about. I thought I was losing my mind and just stared at the blanket. When I got back to my room I was beginning to get extremely paranoid I was going insane (and based on what I was experiencing I think that would be a typical response) and settled into bed. I was starting to feel better, no more visual distortions and then the headache went away and I felt back to normal. Anecdotally, I feel I should note my cat (not a hallucination) wouldn't leave my side during this episode which is just cute and probably not important but anyway...
The entire thing lasted about 7-10 minutes but it's hard to be sure. I had experienced some peripheral vision hallucinations before this, which seemed to be a side effect of Adderall as they started to happen after I started to take it. They were all like the one of my cat at my feet - black silhouettes. I pushed this incident to the back of my mind out of fear that I was going insane or had experienced some form of psychosis because of the hallucinations.
Just this week I stumbled upon simple partial seizures when doing some research for a genetic disease project (I explored epilepsy out of curiosity). I became intrigued when it reminded me of this event because it explained quite a few of the symptoms (flashing lights, visual distortions, etc.) but the episode lasted too long for that to be the explanation and some things just weren't explained by that. I don't know what this was, and I haven't been able to find an explanation. I even explored the possibility of strokes and migraines but nothing fits. I don't want to say anything to a doctor or my parents because they'll probably send me to a psychiatrist and that is not something I'd like to do.
Still at a loss and confused...
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Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.
anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:
Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.
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On eHealthMe, Xanax Xr (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Adderall Xr 5 (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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