Review: could Adderall cause Sudden Death?


Sudden death is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Xanax, and have Anxiety . We study 6,863 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Sudden death. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden death 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 Adderall 24,073 users)

Sudden Death

Sudden death has been reported by people with drug withdrawal syndrome, tinnitus, itching, cardiac failure congestive, weakness (latest reports from 332,059 Sudden death patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

6,863 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall.
Among them, 31 people (0.45%) have Sudden Death

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Adderall cause Sudden death?

Gender of people who have Sudden Death when taking Adderall *:

  • female: 37.93 %
  • male: 62.07 %

Age of people who have Sudden Death when taking Adderall *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.17 %
  • 20-29: 16.67 %
  • 30-39: 4.17 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 45.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (5 people, 16.13%)
  • Insomnia (5 people, 16.13%)
  • Anxiety (5 people, 16.13%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Hypertension (3 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (6 people, 19.35%)
  • Wellbutrin (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Nexium (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Klonopin (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Ambien (4 people, 12.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Insomnia (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Anxiety (4 people, 12.90%)
  • Stress (3 people, 9.68%)
  • Confusional State (3 people, 9.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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