Review: could Adderall cause Rheumatoid arthritis?
Summary: Rheumatoid arthritis is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Adderall 10, and have Depression. We study 11,381 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Rheumatoid arthritis 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 17,055 Adderall users)
Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol, osteopenia. (latest reports from 218,694 Rheumatoid arthritis patients)
On May, 22, 2015: 11,381 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall. Among them, 24 people (0.21%) have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Time on Adderall when people have Rheumatoid arthritis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Adderall * :
|Rheumatoid arthritis||75.86%||24.14% |
Age of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Adderall * :
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||14.29%||42.86%||28.57%||14.29% |
Severity of Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Adderall ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Rheumatoid arthritis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (8 people, 33.33%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (6 people, 25.00%)
- Multiple sclerosis (5 people, 20.83%)
- Fibromyalgia (4 people, 16.67%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 16.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Adderall 10 (11 people, 45.83%)
- Adderall 5 (8 people, 33.33%)
- Zoloft (7 people, 29.17%)
- Effexor (6 people, 25.00%)
- Prednisone (6 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
48 yr old female prescribed adderrall xr taking 30 mg xr for 13 yrs currently diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis. on no other meds. 2 x in past three yrs had hives lasting longer tha 8 wks that did not respond to h1/h2 histamines or steroids.
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