Review: could Adderall cause Memory loss?
We study 11,058 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 288 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.
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Adderall (latest outcomes from 16,666 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Memory loss (latest reports from 466,991 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 11, 2014: 11,034 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 287 people (2.60%) have Memory Loss. They amount to 0.06% of all the 466,116 people who have Memory Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Adderall when people have Memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory loss||6.12%||21.43%||18.37%||16.33%||24.49%||10.20%||3.06% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Adderall * :
|Memory loss||73.05%||26.95% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Adderall * :
|Memory loss||0.00%||3.01%||9.40%||18.05%||20.30%||24.81%||18.42%||6.02% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Adderall ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||11.27%||52.11%||33.80%||2.82% |
How people recovered from Memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory loss||2.86%||2.86%||94.29% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (71 people, 24.74%)
- Depression (70 people, 24.39%)
- Insomnia (40 people, 13.94%)
- Bipolar disorder (30 people, 10.45%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (23 people, 8.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Adderall 10 (131 people, 45.64%)
- Adderall 5 (53 people, 18.47%)
- Ambien (51 people, 17.77%)
- Xanax (37 people, 12.89%)
- Wellbutrin (35 people, 12.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:
Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.
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