Adderall and Memory loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Memory loss is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Xyrem, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 16,642 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA. Among them, 500 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss 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 26,451 users)

Memory Loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,190 Memory loss patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

16,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall.
Among them, 500 people (3.0%) have Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Adderall cause Memory loss?

Time on Adderall when people have Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 19.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.38 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Memory Loss when taking Adderall *:

  • female: 72.21 %
  • male: 27.79 %

Age of people who have Memory Loss when taking Adderall *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.2 %
  • 10-19: 7.14 %
  • 20-29: 12.36 %
  • 30-39: 19.78 %
  • 40-49: 22.53 %
  • 50-59: 26.1 %
  • 60+: 9.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (106 people, 21.20%)
  • Depression (78 people, 15.60%)
  • Narcolepsy (75 people, 15.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (74 people, 14.80%)
  • Insomnia (41 people, 8.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (77 people, 15.40%)
  • Cymbalta (67 people, 13.40%)
  • Ambien (61 people, 12.20%)
  • Xanax (51 people, 10.20%)
  • Seroquel (44 people, 8.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (145 people, 29.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (123 people, 24.60%)
  • Depression (98 people, 19.60%)
  • Headache (82 people, 16.40%)
  • Nausea (79 people, 15.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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