Adderall XR vs Lamictal

Adderall XR
(Rx)
Lamictal
(Rx)
Adderall XR is a CNS stimulant and an ADHD medication.
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.0
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.4
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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October 11, 2001
December 27, 1994
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
36,478 Discussions
206,120 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Epilepsy
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Migraines
#7 for OCD
Lamictal is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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Irritability
4
Headaches
4
Euphoria
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Loss of Appetite
2
Mood Swings
2
Nausea
2
Dry Mouth
1
Tics
1
Dizziness
1
Lam
Rash
10
Weight Gain
9
Insomnia
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Irritability
4
Weight Loss
3
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Allergy
2
Suicidal behavior
2
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Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Before taking Adderall XR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Lamictal during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Adderall XR and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lamictal and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, 30 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amphetamine Aspartate/Amphetamine Sulfate/Dextroamphetamine
Lamotrigine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Adderall XR and Lamictal: 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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