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Review: could Adderall cause Mood swings?

Summary: Mood swings is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Adderall 10, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

We study 11,350 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 223 have Mood swings. Find out below who they are, when they have Mood swings and more.

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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 17,024 Adderall users)

Mood swings

Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 24,776 Mood swings patients)

On Mar, 30, 2015: 11,350 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 222 people (1.96%) have Mood Swings.

Trend of Mood swings in Adderall reports

Time on Adderall when people have Mood swings * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mood swings17.91%20.90%13.43%17.91%20.90%5.97%2.99%

Gender of people who have Mood swings when taking Adderall * :

Mood swings50.22%49.78%

Age of people who have Mood swings when taking Adderall * :

Mood swings0.00%8.92%31.92%19.72%14.08%12.68%11.27%1.41%

Severity of Mood swings when taking Adderall ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Mood swings5.00%50.00%37.50%7.50%

How people recovered from Mood swings ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Mood swings0.00%11.76%88.24%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (96 people, 43.24%)
  2. Depression (47 people, 21.17%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (22 people, 9.91%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (22 people, 9.91%)
  5. Anxiety (20 people, 9.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Adderall 10 (105 people, 47.30%)
  2. Strattera (40 people, 18.02%)
  3. Adderall xr 10 (38 people, 17.12%)
  4. Adderall 5 (28 people, 12.61%)
  5. Chantix (26 people, 11.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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