Review: could Adderall cause High cholesterol?
Summary: High cholesterol could be caused by Adderall, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Adderall 10, and have Metastases to bone.
We study 10,827 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 88 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol and more.
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On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 88 people (0.83%) have High Cholesterol. They amount to 0.02% of all the 446,323 people who have High Cholesterol on eHealthMe.
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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*HELP- Any insight regarding the circumstance described below would be greatly appreciated.
My HDL-C was a 4 on my last lipid panel. LDL-C was around 220. 41 year old male. Height 71", weight varies 195-210lbs, due to my "elective compliance" to take Rx-ed stimulant meds described below. Presently 205lbs. BMI- 28.6, waist to height- .48 . Athletic build, but not active with exercise in 4 years.
Former user of PEDs, last time 4+ years ago. Did not take supratherapeutic doses, but more than clinical norms (approximately 500mg weekly for 10-12 weeks at a time x 13 "cycles" over a 13 year time period (ages 24-37).
Diet needs improvement. Not sure about family history of dislipidemia or CV disease.
Started on generic Lipitor 20mgs less than 3 weeks ago by PCP. I am due for another lipid panel in two weeks.
*MY IMMEDIATE CONCERN IS SPECIFIC TO THE POTENTIAL OF THE MEDS DESCRIBED BELOW, OR COMBINATIONS THEREOF, TO CAUSE MY HDL TO BE SO LOW.
I have been taking multiple CNS/psych meds (for the past 6 mo to 2+ yrs depending on which med) for: sleep (generic Ambien 10mgs & trazodone 100mgs), depression (Viibryd 40mgs & generic Wellbutrin 450mgs), anxiety (clonazepam 1 mg BID, ADD (Vyvanse 40mgs & generic Adderall 20mgs), and male pattern baldness (Avodart .5mg).
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