Adderall side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Adderall side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Adderall. The review is based on 27,054 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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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 37,474 users)


On Nov, 07, 2018

27,054 people who take Adderall are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Adderall side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
1 - 6 months:
  • Stress
  • Drug effect decreased
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
6 - 12 months:
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
1 - 2 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight increased
  • Cleft palate (birth defect (congenital) of the upper part of the mouth)
2 - 5 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicide attempt
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
5 - 10 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Prescribed overdose
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
10+ years:
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Vision blurred
  • Vith nerve paralysis
  • Accidental exposure
not specified:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Drug ineffective

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
male:
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight decreased
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)

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Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Premature baby
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Choreoathetosis (involuntary movement randomly from one part to another body part)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Prescribed overdose
10-19:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
20-29:
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Weight decreased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight increased
30-39:
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Weight increased
40-49:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
50-59:
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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