5-HTP vs Adderall XR

5-HTP
(OTC)
Adderall XR
(Rx)
5-HTP is an alternative medication.
Adderall XR is a CNS stimulant and an ADHD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
5.0
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.0
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 11, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
102,943 Discussions
36,344 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Insomnia
#4 for Weight Loss
5-HTP is approved for Depression and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Tiredness
#7 for Weight Loss
#8 for Inattentive
Adderall XR is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Depression, Anxiety and Tiredness, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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5-H
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Serotonin Syndrome
6
Drowsiness
3
Dizziness
2
Euphoria
2
Vivid Dreams
2
Grogginess
1
Nightmares
1
Seizures
1
Palpitations
1
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Irritability
6
Headaches
6
Euphoria
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Loss of Appetite
3
Mood Swings
3
Nausea
2
Dry Mouth
2
Tics
2
Dizziness
2
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3
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2
2
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2
4
Vivid Dreams
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2
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Grogginess
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1
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Nightmares
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1
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Seizures
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1
0
Palpitations
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1
0
Irritability
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6
0
Headaches
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6
0
Euphoria
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4
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
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5-H
4
8
Loss of Appetite
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5-H
3
0
Mood Swings
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5-H
3
0
Nausea
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5-H
2
0
Dry Mouth
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5-H
2
0
Tics
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5-H
2
0
Dizziness
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5-H
2
2
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Adderall XR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between 5-HTP and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Adderall XR and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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5-Hydroxytryptophan
Amphetamine Aspartate/Amphetamine Sulfate/Dextroamphetamine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between 5-HTP and Adderall XR: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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