Review: could Adderall cause Anxiety?


Summary

Anxiety is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Xanax, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 12,814 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 708 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Adderall

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 Adderall 17,039 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, pain, insomnia, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 185,988 Anxiety patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

12,814 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall.
Among them, 708 people (5.53%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Adderall cause Anxiety?

Time on Adderall when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 15.87 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.87 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.23 %
  • 10+ years: 5.29 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Adderall *:

  • female: 66.62 %
  • male: 33.38 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Adderall *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.74 %
  • 10-19: 15.28 %
  • 20-29: 25.2 %
  • 30-39: 15.61 %
  • 40-49: 19.51 %
  • 50-59: 16.1 %
  • 60+: 4.55 %

Severity if Anxiety when taking Adderall **:

  • least: 2.86 %
  • moderate: 51.43 %
  • severe: 32.38 %
  • most severe: 13.33 %

How people recovered from Anxiety **:

  • while on drug: 4.48 %
  • after off the drug: 17.91 %
  • not yet: 77.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (190 people)
  • Depression (184 people)
  • Anxiety (76 people)
  • Adhd (73 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (49 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (96 people)
  • Klonopin (80 people)
  • Wellbutrin (77 people)
  • Ambien (72 people)
  • Cymbalta (69 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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