Adderall and Personality change - from FDA reports


Summary

Personality change is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Klonopin, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 16,642 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA. Among them, 54 have Personality change. Find out below who they are, when they have Personality change 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)

Personality Change

Personality change has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (latest reports from 6,700 Personality change patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

16,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall.
Among them, 54 people (0.32%) have Personality Change


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Adderall cause Personality change?

Time on Adderall when people have Personality Change *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.86 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Personality Change when taking Adderall *:

  • female: 56.6 %
  • male: 43.4 %

Age of people who have Personality Change when taking Adderall *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 7.32 %
  • 10-19: 26.83 %
  • 20-29: 19.51 %
  • 30-39: 12.2 %
  • 40-49: 21.95 %
  • 50-59: 9.76 %
  • 60+: 2.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (24 people, 44.44%)
  • Depression (9 people, 16.67%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 7.41%)
  • Insomnia (4 people, 7.41%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (4 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Klonopin (9 people, 16.67%)
  • Ativan (7 people, 12.96%)
  • Xanax (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Paxil (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Ambien (5 people, 9.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Aggression (16 people, 29.63%)
  • Irritability (15 people, 27.78%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (14 people, 25.93%)
  • Insomnia (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Disturbance In Attention (12 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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