Review: could Adderall cause Lower cholesterol?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,461 people who take Adderall. Among them, 88 have Lower cholesterol. See who they are, when they have Lower cholesterol and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Adderall (latest outcomes from 16,287 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Adderall include fatigue, fatigue aggravated, depression, depression aggravated, nausea.
Lower cholesterol (latest reports from 448,462 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 10,071 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 88 people (0.87%) have Lower Cholesterol.
Time on Adderall when people have Lower cholesterol * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lower cholesterol||25.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Lower cholesterol when taking Adderall * :
|Lower cholesterol||65.08%||34.92% |
Age of people who have Lower cholesterol when taking Adderall * :
|Lower cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||35.40%||9.73%||19.47%||17.70%||15.93%||1.77% |
Severity of Lower cholesterol when taking Adderall ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lower cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Lower cholesterol ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lower 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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