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Review: could Adderall cause Memory loss?

We study 11,103 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 291 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Adderall

Adderall (latest outcomes from 16,721 users) has active ingredients of amphetamine aspartate; amphetamine sulfate; dextroamphetamine saccharate; dextroamphetamine sulfate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Memory loss

Memory loss (latest reports from 466,972 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 11,103 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 291 people (2.62%) have Memory Loss.

Trend of Memory loss in Adderall reports

Time on Adderall when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss5.88%21.57%17.65%17.65%23.53%10.78%2.94%

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

FemaleMale
Memory loss72.76%27.24%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%2.96%10.00%17.78%20.74%24.44%18.15%5.93%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Adderall ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss12.00%52.00%33.33%2.67%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss2.63%2.63%94.74%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (73 people, 25.09%)
  2. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (71 people, 24.40%)
  3. Insomnia (40 people, 13.75%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (30 people, 10.31%)
  5. Adhd (25 people, 8.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Adderall 10 (132 people, 45.36%)
  2. Adderall 5 (53 people, 18.21%)
  3. Ambien (51 people, 17.53%)
  4. Xanax (37 people, 12.71%)
  5. Wellbutrin (35 people, 12.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • Started having grand mal seizures at age 24. Have had over 50 seizures, all grand mal and all sever in length and recovery time. Severe loss of memory. Accompanied by 3 strokes. Two TIA and one causing left body from shoulder down for weeks. Cannot drive. Cannot work. Longest length in between episodes is a little over a month. Single mother concerned for my son's and my own safety. Idiopathic. Tried MANY different regiments of medications. Breakthrough severe seizures always occur. Have see. Seen many specialist, all test preformed, no solid answers at all. NO history of epilepsy or seizure disorder in family. At a loss. Please help me get my life back.

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    Alex on Oct, 12, 2014:

    Cannabis studies show that it's been successful in treating and curing seizures..epilepsy..depression..diabetes..PTSD..go to Realm of Caring..great site

    Reply

    Sunshine on Sep, 5, 2014:

    Female, 54, Tennessee

    Not sure what state you live in, but medical grade cannibas works well on seizures. It's Given people their life back.

    Reply

    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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  • Fatigue has been getting worse since 2009. CKD stage 3 diagnosed July 2014.

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