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 28,122 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 38,542 users)


On Jan, 08, 2019

28,122 people who take Adderall are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Adderall side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Vomiting
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight increased
  • Psychotic disorder
1 - 6 months:
  • Speech disorder
  • Stress
  • Drug effect decreased
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
6 - 12 months:
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Joint swelling
1 - 2 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Cleft palate (birth defect (congenital) of the upper part of the mouth)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Therapeutic response decreased (less preventive response)
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)
  • Pain
2 - 5 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicide attempt
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Surgery
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)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  • Crying
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Madarosis (absence or loss of the eyelashes)
  • Migraine (headache)
10+ years:
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Uterine perforation (accidental puncture of the uterus)
  • Vision blurred
  • Vith nerve paralysis
  • Accidental exposure
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Arthropod bite
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis (form of thyroiditis associated with an autoimmune disease)
not specified:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pain

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)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pain
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Psychomotor hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • 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)
  • Extrapyramidal disorder (involuntary muscle spasms in the face and neck)
  • Glucose tolerance impaired (blood glucose is raised beyond normal levels, but not high enough to warrant a diabetes diagnosis)
  • Impaired healing
  • Increased activity
2-9:
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Prescribed overdose
  • Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Psychotic disorder
  • Abnormal behaviour
10-19:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Tic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
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
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Drug ineffective
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Pain
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
30-39:
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Pain
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vision blurred
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
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)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vision blurred
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)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Headache (pain in head)
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pain
  • Vision blurred
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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