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Common Adderall Side Effects


The most commonly reported Adderall side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Product Substitution Issue (129)
Headache (108)
Depression (92)
Insomnia (90)
Aggression (89)
Fatigue (82)
Abnormal Behaviour (74)
Anxiety (72)
Suicidal Ideation (61)
Feeling Abnormal (61)
Psychotic Disorder (59)
Overdose (58)
Nausea (56)
Agitation (53)
Disturbance In Attention (50)
Convulsion (48)
Dizziness (47)
Product Quality Issue (47)
Decreased Appetite (43)
Weight Decreased (43)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Adderall Side Effects Reported to FDA



Adderall Side Effect Report#9981434
Fatigue, Headache, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Educational Problem, Product Substitution Issue
This is a report of a 18-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Adderall Xr 20 Mg Actavis (dosage: 1 Pill Twice Daily Taken By Mouth, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Fatigue, Headache, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Educational Problem, Product Substitution Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr 20 Mg Actavis treatment in female patients, resulting in Fatigue side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9925771
Substance Abuse, Chills, Euphoric Mood, Vomiting, Weight Decreased
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Substance Abuse side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 24-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CA was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Substance Abuse, Chills, Euphoric Mood, Vomiting, Weight DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Oxycontin
Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Substance Abuse, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9925768
Psychotic Disorder, Paranoia, Decreased Appetite, Disturbance In Attention, Impaired Driving Ability, Impulse-control Disorder, Energy Increased, Amnesia, Insomnia
This Psychotic Disorder problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day:qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Psychotic Disorder, Paranoia, Decreased Appetite, Disturbance In Attention, Impaired Driving Ability, Impulse-control Disorder, Energy Increased, Amnesia, InsomniaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Psychotic Disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9925750
Blister, Skin Discolouration, Pain
This Blister side effect was reported by a pharmacist from CA. A 18-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Adderall Xr (drug dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day:qd), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall Xr the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blister, Skin Discolouration, PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall Xr.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9924554
Loss Of Consciousness, Pulse Abnormal, Poor Peripheral Circulation, Cold Sweat, Feeling Abnormal
This is a report of a 20-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: 1, start time:
Feb 08, 2014), combined with:
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (1)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Loss Of Consciousness, Pulse Abnormal, Poor Peripheral Circulation, Cold Sweat, Feeling Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in male patients, resulting in Loss Of Consciousness side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9921269
No Therapeutic Response
This report suggests a potential Adderall No Therapeutic Response side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Adderall (dosage: NA) starting
Aug 01, 2013. After starting Adderall the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: No Therapeutic ResponseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Adderall demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as No Therapeutic Response, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9910121
Diarrhoea, Dry Mouth, Headache, Restlessness, Nervousness, Anxiety, Agitation, Decreased Appetite, Insomnia
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. On
Jan 24, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Diarrhoea, Dry Mouth, Headache, Restlessness, Nervousness, Anxiety, Agitation, Decreased Appetite, InsomniaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9902091
Dysstasia, Dystonia, Hyperhidrosis, Abdominal Pain, Chest Pain, Dry Mouth, Dyskinesia, Mydriasis, Tachycardia
This Dysstasia side effect was reported by a physician from CA. A 16-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Adderall Xr (drug dosage: 25 Mg, 1x/day:qd), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atrovent
  • Flovent
.After starting to take Adderall Xr the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dysstasia, Dystonia, Hyperhidrosis, Abdominal Pain, Chest Pain, Dry Mouth, Dyskinesia, Mydriasis, TachycardiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall Xr. The patient was hospitalized.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9889075
Product Substitution Issue
This is a report of a 20-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Adderall (dosage: 2 Pills Once Daily Taken By Mouth, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Product Substitution Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall treatment in male patients, resulting in Product Substitution Issue side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9870342
Disturbance In Attention, Feeling Abnormal, Irritability, Heart Rate Increased
This report suggests a potential Adderall Tablets Disturbance In Attention side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Adderall Tablets (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 22, 2014. After starting Adderall Tablets the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Disturbance In Attention, Feeling Abnormal, Irritability, Heart Rate IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Adderall Tablets demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Disturbance In Attention, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9848319
Myalgia, Headache, Disturbance In Attention, Mood Swings, Malaise
This Myalgia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 24-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. On
Jan 12, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Myalgia, Headache, Disturbance In Attention, Mood Swings, MalaiseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myalgia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9841514
Nervous System Disorder, Disturbance In Attention, Disturbance In Social Behaviour
This Nervous System Disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 23-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Adderall Xr (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall Xr the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Nervous System Disorder, Disturbance In Attention, Disturbance In Social BehaviourThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall Xr.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9841490
Insomnia, Weight Decreased
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Insomnia, Weight Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in female patients, resulting in Insomnia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9841485
Depression, Anxiety
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 27-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) starting 200108. After starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Depression, AnxietyAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9841477
Depression, Ejaculation Disorder, Prostatomegaly, Pain In Extremity, Insomnia, Overdose
This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: obsessive-compulsive disorder,mental disorder. On 2007 this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetaqmine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine , Saccharate, Dextroamph (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day: Qd, Oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetaqmine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine , Saccharate, Dextroamph, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Depression, Ejaculation Disorder, Prostatomegaly, Pain In Extremity, Insomnia, OverdoseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9841464
Depression, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Blood Glucose Abnormal, Muscle Atrophy
This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthenia.The patient was prescribed Adderall Xr (drug dosage: 30 Mg, 1x/day:qd In Am, Oral), which was initiated on 2001. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall Xr the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Depression, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Blood Glucose Abnormal, Muscle AtrophyThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall Xr. The patient was hospitalized.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9841451
Weight Decreased
This is a report of a 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Weight Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in female patients, resulting in Weight Decreased side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9841436
Psychotic Disorder, Aggression, Head Discomfort
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetamine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Dextroampheta Psychotic Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 8-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetamine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Dextroampheta (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day:qd, Oral) starting
May 07, 2011. After starting Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetamine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Dextroampheta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Psychotic Disorder, Aggression, Head DiscomfortAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Adderall Xr (amphetamine Aspartate, Amphetamine Sulfate, Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Dextroampheta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Psychotic Disorder, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9840830
Product Substitution Issue, Homicidal Ideation
This Product Substitution Issue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder,bipolar disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Product Substitution Issue, Homicidal IdeationAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Product Substitution Issue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9840234
Depression, Anxiety, Tic
This Depression side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 38-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 09, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Depression, Anxiety, TicThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9840203
Convulsion
This is a report of a 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Convulsion after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in female patients, resulting in Convulsion side effect.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9840180
Myocardial Infarction, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Adderall Xr Myocardial Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: fatigue,blood testosterone decreased and used Adderall Xr (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Adderall Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myocardial Infarction, Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Testim (5 G, 1x/day:qd (testim 1% One Tube Daily; 5 G Per Tube), Topical)
  • Metformin (metformin)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Adderall Xr demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myocardial Infarction, may still occur.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9840157
Hallucination, Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, Headache, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Hallucinations, Mixed
This Hallucination problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 12-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
May 15, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Adderall Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hallucination, Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, Headache, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Hallucinations, MixedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hallucination, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9840139
Depression, Anxiety, Tic
This Depression side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 38-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.The patient was prescribed Adderall Xr (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 09, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Adderall Xr the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Depression, Anxiety, TicThese side effects may potentially be related to Adderall Xr.
Adderall Side Effect Report#9840123
Psychotic Disorder, Violence-related Symptom, Hot Flush, Dehydration, Disturbance In Attention, Oral Mucosal Discolouration, Tongue Disorder, Visual Impairment, Pain In Extremity
This is a report of a 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Adderall Xr (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Synthroid
  • Premarin
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Clonopin (clonazepam)
  • Wellbutrin Xl (bupropion Hydrochloride)
  • Progesterone (progesterone)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Psychotic Disorder, Violence-related Symptom, Hot Flush, Dehydration, Disturbance In Attention, Oral Mucosal Discolouration, Tongue Disorder, Visual Impairment, Pain In Extremity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Adderall Xr treatment in female patients, resulting in Psychotic Disorder side effect.


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The appearance of Adderall on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.


What are common Adderall Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Product Substitution Issue 72
Headache 58
Fatigue 54
Depression 47
Anxiety 43
Insomnia 34
Nausea 33
Feeling Abnormal 32
Dizziness 31
Overdose 29

What are common Adderall Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Aggression 65
Product Substitution Issue 57
Abnormal Behaviour 56
Insomnia 56
Headache 50
Depression 45
Psychotic Disorder 41
Suicidal Ideation 40
Agitation 33
Anxiety 29

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    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Adderall reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
    FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

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    Adderall Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0555-0762
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameAdderall Dextroamphetamine Saccharate, Amphetamine Aspartate, Dextroamphetamine Sulfate, and Amphetamine Sulf
    NameTABLET
    Dosage FormORAL
    Route20080811
    On market sinceBarr Laboratories Inc.
    LabelerAMPHETAMINE ASPARTATE MONOHYDRATE; AMPHETAMINE SULFATE; DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SACCHARATE; DEXTROAMPHETAM
    Active Ingredient(s)1.25; 1.25; 1.25; 1.25
    Strength(s)mg/1; mg/1; mg/1; mg/1
    Unit(s)Central Nervous System Stimulant [EPC],Central Nervous System Stimulation [PE],Central Nervous Syste
    Pharma Class

    Adderall Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1304

    Adderall safety alerts: 2012 2005

    Reported deaths: 43

    Reported hospitalizations: 104

    Teva‚??s Adderall 30 mg Tablets: Counterfeit Product - Contains Wrong Active Ingredients

     

    [Posted 05/30/2012]

    AUDIENCE: Consumer, Health Professional

    ISSUE: FDA is warning consumers and health care professionals about a counterfeit version of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Adderall 30 milligram tablets that is being purchased on the Internet. FDA’s preliminary laboratory tests revealed that the counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall 30 mg tablets contained the wrong active ingredients. Adderall contains four active ingredients – dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, and amphetamine sulfate. Instead of these active ingredients, the counterfeit product contained tramadol and acetaminophen, which are ingredients in medicines used to treat acute pain.

    BACKGROUND: Adderall, which is approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and narcolepsy, is a prescription drug classified as a controlled substance – a class of drugs for which special controls are required for dispensing by pharmacists. The counterfeit Adderall tablets are round, white and do not have any type of markings, such as letters or numbers. Authentic Adderall 30 mg tablets produced by Teva are round, orange/peach, and scored tablets with "dp" embossed on one side and "30" on the other side of the tablet.

    See the FDA News Release for pictures of the product.

    RECOMMENDATION: Anyone who believes they have the counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall 30 mg tablets should not take or should stop taking the product. Consumers should talk to their health care professional about their condition and options for treatment.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178


    [05/29/2012 – News Release - FDA] 

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