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Review: could Adderall cause Dry skin?

Summary: Dry skin is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Adderall 10, and have Acne.

We study 11,350 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Dry skin. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry skin and more.

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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 17,024 Adderall users)

Dry skin

Dry skin has been reported by people with acne, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 15,331 Dry skin patients)

On Apr, 1, 2015: 11,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 54 people (0.48%) have Dry Skin.

Trend of Dry skin in Adderall reports

Time on Adderall when people have Dry skin * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry skin11.11%11.11%11.11%55.56%11.11%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dry skin when taking Adderall * :

Dry skin42.59%57.41%

Age of people who have Dry skin when taking Adderall * :

Dry skin0.00%1.89%33.96%24.53%9.43%18.87%7.55%3.77%

Severity of Dry skin when taking Adderall ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry skin0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dry skin ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry skin0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (26 people, 48.15%)
  2. Asthma (11 people, 20.37%)
  3. Depression (7 people, 12.96%)
  4. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (4 people, 7.41%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (3 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Adderall 10 (33 people, 61.11%)
  2. Accutane (31 people, 57.41%)
  3. Ritalin (25 people, 46.30%)
  4. Methylphenidate hcl (15 people, 27.78%)
  5. Dextrostat (15 people, 27.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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