Adderall and Sudden death - from FDA reports


Summary

Sudden death is found among people who take Adderall, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 16,642 people who have side effects while taking Adderall from FDA. Among them, 114 have Sudden death. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden death 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)

Sudden Death

Sudden death has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, chronic myeloid leukaemia, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 343,988 Sudden death patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

16,642 people reported to have side effects when taking Adderall.
Among them, 114 people (0.69%) have Sudden Death


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Adderall cause Sudden death?

Time on Adderall when people have Sudden Death *:

  • < 1 month: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 35.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.76 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 33.96 %
  • male: 66.04 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 26.37 %
  • 20-29: 15.38 %
  • 30-39: 16.48 %
  • 40-49: 15.38 %
  • 50-59: 7.69 %
  • 60+: 18.68 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (34 people, 29.82%)
  • Insomnia (10 people, 8.77%)
  • Depression (9 people, 7.89%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (8 people, 7.02%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (8 people, 7.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (17 people, 14.91%)
  • Risperdal (15 people, 13.16%)
  • Xanax (10 people, 8.77%)
  • Prozac (10 people, 8.77%)
  • Abilify (10 people, 8.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (10 people, 8.77%)
  • Convulsion (9 people, 7.89%)
  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (7 people, 6.14%)
  • Drowsiness (7 people, 6.14%)
  • Pain (6 people, 5.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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