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Review: could Adderall cause High cholesterol?

We study 11,017 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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Adderall

Adderall (latest outcomes from 16,611 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

High cholesterol

High cholesterol (latest reports from 453,028 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 10,991 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 88 people (0.80%) have High Cholesterol. They amount to 0.02% of all the 450,808 people who have High Cholesterol on eHealthMe.

Trend of High cholesterol in Adderall reports

Time on Adderall when people have High cholesterol * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High cholesterol25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have High cholesterol when taking Adderall * :

FemaleMale
High cholesterol65.08%34.92%

Age of people who have High cholesterol when taking Adderall * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High cholesterol0.00%0.00%35.40%9.73%19.47%17.70%15.93%1.77%

Severity of High cholesterol when taking Adderall ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High cholesterol0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from High cholesterol ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High cholesterol0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (19 people, 21.59%)
  2. Acne (14 people, 15.91%)
  3. Depression (13 people, 14.77%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (11 people, 12.50%)
  5. Lichen sclerosus (10 people, 11.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Adderall 10 (85 people, 96.59%)
  2. Accutane (58 people, 65.91%)
  3. Celexa (51 people, 57.95%)
  4. Adderall xr 10 (30 people, 34.09%)
  5. Amnesteem (30 people, 34.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    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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