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Review: could Adderall cause Personality change?

We study 11,103 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Personality change. Find out below who they are, when they have Personality change 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.

Personality change

Personality change (latest reports from 22,419 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 11,058 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 40 people (0.36%) have Personality Change.

Trend of Personality change in Adderall reports

Time on Adderall when people have Personality change * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Personality change18.18%0.00%0.00%27.27%45.45%9.09%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Personality change62.50%37.50%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Personality change0.00%6.06%36.36%15.15%15.15%15.15%9.09%3.03%

Severity of Personality change when taking Adderall ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Personality change0.00%42.86%42.86%14.29%

How people recovered from Personality change ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Personality change25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (12 people, 30.00%)
  2. Depression (11 people, 27.50%)
  3. Adhd (4 people, 10.00%)
  4. Aggression (4 people, 10.00%)
  5. Insomnia (4 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Adderall 10 (21 people, 52.50%)
  2. Klonopin (6 people, 15.00%)
  3. Ambien (5 people, 12.50%)
  4. Paxil (5 people, 12.50%)
  5. Paxil cr (4 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    donegal828 on May, 28, 2014:

    I feel the same way. I am 27 years old, continuously gaining weight and wish that I had never taken this drug. I am so sorry to hear about the premature menopause and reproductive problems! How did you find out about all of that? Is that definitely a result of taking adderall? How terrible! I need to get myself to the doctor!

    Reply

    AmyJ on May, 15, 2014:

    I'm 36 now and did the injections at 29. I've had 2 children since but in the 3 years showing signs of pre menopause. Always wondered if it was due to those injections.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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