Review: could Adderall cause High cholesterol (High Blood Cholesterol)?
Summary: High cholesterol is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Adderall 10, and have Metastases to bone.
We study 11,319 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 89 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol 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 16,963 Adderall users)
High cholesterol has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia. (latest reports from 171,803 High cholesterol patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 11,266 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 88 people (0.78%) have High Cholesterol.
Time on Adderall when people have High cholesterol * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High cholesterol||25.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have High cholesterol when taking Adderall * :
|High cholesterol||65.08%||34.92% |
Age of people who have High cholesterol when taking Adderall * :
|High cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||35.40%||9.73%||19.47%||17.70%||15.93%||1.77% |
Severity of High cholesterol when taking Adderall ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from High cholesterol ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High cholesterol||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Metastases to bone (19 people, 21.59%)
- Acne (14 people, 15.91%)
- Depression (13 people, 14.77%)
- Bipolar disorder (11 people, 12.50%)
- Lichen sclerosus (10 people, 11.36%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Adderall 10 (85 people, 96.59%)
- Accutane (58 people, 65.91%)
- Celexa (51 people, 57.95%)
- Adderall xr 10 (30 people, 34.09%)
- Amnesteem (30 people, 34.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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