Review: could Adderall 10 cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Adderall 10, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zoloft, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
We study 4,361 people who have side effects while taking Adderall 10 from FDA and social media. Among them, 180 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Adderall 10 has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 4,933 Adderall 10 users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 7, 2015: 4,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall 10. Among them, 180 people (4.13%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Adderall 10 when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||44.44%||33.33%||0.00%||11.11%||0.00%||11.11%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Adderall 10 * :
|Weight gain||55.44%||44.56% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Adderall 10 * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||8.81%||18.24%||10.69%||11.95%||30.82%||13.84%||5.66% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Adderall 10 ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||62.50%||25.00%||12.50% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (49 people, 27.22%)
- Depression (44 people, 24.44%)
- Bipolar disorder (31 people, 17.22%)
- Anxiety (14 people, 7.78%)
- Fibromyalgia (13 people, 7.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zoloft (29 people, 16.11%)
- Risperdal (29 people, 16.11%)
- Seroquel (28 people, 15.56%)
- Zyprexa (25 people, 13.89%)
- Abilify (22 people, 12.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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