Review: could Adderall cause Kidney Failure?


Summary

Kidney failure is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 12,822 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure and more.

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Adderall

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 Adderall 17,000 users)

Kidney Failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) has been reported by people with hypotension, renal failure acute, sepsis, diarrhea, renal failure chronic (latest reports from 56,573 Kidney failure patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

12,822 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall.
Among them, 41 people (0.32%) have Kidney Failure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Adderall cause Kidney failure?

Time on Adderall when people have Kidney Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 36.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 45.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Kidney Failure when taking Adderall *:

  • female: 63.41 %
  • male: 36.59 %

Age of people who have Kidney Failure when taking Adderall *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 20.0 %
  • 20-29: 15.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.5 %
  • 40-49: 27.5 %
  • 50-59: 10.0 %
  • 60+: 20.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (9 people)
  • Pain (6 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (5 people)
  • Hepatitis C (5 people)
  • Anxiety (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (8 people)
  • Clonazepam (8 people)
  • Zoloft (7 people)
  • Synthroid (6 people)
  • Klonopin (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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