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Review: could Adderall cause Dry skin?

Summary: Dry skin could be caused by Adderall, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Adderall 10, and have Acne.

We study 10,827 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.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 54 people (0.51%) have Dry Skin. They amount to 0.07% of all the 79,541 people who have Dry Skin on eHealthMe.

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 * :

FemaleMale
Dry skin42.59%57.41%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
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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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Some of the symptoms and drugs I added are not 100 percent correct I just could not find them in the drop downs. I just selected what I thought was closest.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • patchy, red, crumbly, almost like dermatitis only in redder flakier patches on my upper legs, two patches on buttox, one baseball sized on the inner arm, face is SO dry all the time...I used to have perfect skin, just a couple 2-3 yrs ago (I'm 34), CAN ADDERALL BE CAUSING THIS GROSS SKIN CONDITION????
    Thank You!

    PS- It's "strange" itchy...Like nervy itchy...Gets REALLY red and "puffed/raised up" after hot baths. If I scrape the flakes off because I'm trying to get the area smoother, sometimes it will start to seep...???YUCK!!!!

    Reply

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