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Review: could Adderall cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Adderall, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Adderall 10, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We study 10,827 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 220 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Adderall

Adderall (latest outcomes from 16,396 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,089,626 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 220 people (2.08%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.02% of all the 1,087,682 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhea in Adderall reports

Time on Adderall when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea20.93%16.28%9.30%20.93%16.28%16.28%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Adderall * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea76.96%23.04%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Adderall * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%4.41%14.22%15.69%14.22%23.53%24.51%3.43%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Adderall ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea8.00%60.00%28.00%4.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea16.67%16.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (52 people, 23.64%)
  2. Depression (37 people, 16.82%)
  3. Metastases to bone (19 people, 8.64%)
  4. Pain (16 people, 7.27%)
  5. Anxiety (15 people, 6.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Adderall 10 (100 people, 45.45%)
  2. Adderall 5 (51 people, 23.18%)
  3. Prilosec (40 people, 18.18%)
  4. Cymbalta (38 people, 17.27%)
  5. Prevacid (35 people, 15.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Had pneumonia. Was given 6 sample pills of antibiotics (heavy duty) but don't know name. Recovered from pneumonia I thought but a week to two week later went on a trip and had severe diarrhea, bloating, throwing up, now constipated and then spotted (having period with cramps but had an ablation so not bleeding. I look 6 months pregnant. Now constipated severely bloated, fullness, severely fatigued, yuk! I'm back home and after 7 days of this, I still feel no better.

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • nausea and vomiting upon eating in the morning after taking first dose of adderall (20 mg), propranolol and prilosec and ALWAYS following consumption of small amount of food. sometimes subsides throughout day, depending on what I eat and when.

    nausea vomiting - almost daily since increase in stress and anxiety, accompanied by increased occurrence of panic attacks.

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