Adderall XR vs Paxil

Adderall XR
(Rx)
Paxil
(Rx)
Adderall XR is a CNS stimulant and an ADHD medication.
Paxil is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
1.8
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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October 11, 2001
December 29, 1992
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
36,370 Discussions
310,270 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 Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic
#6 for OCD
#8 for Headaches
#10 for GAD
#11 for Panic Disorder
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
Paxil is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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Irritability
2
Headaches
2
Euphoria
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Mood Swings
1
Nausea
1
Dry Mouth
1
Tics
1
Dizziness
1
Pax
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicide
1
Head Zaps
1
Decreased Libido
1
Drowsiness
1
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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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C Category C
Before taking Adderall XR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
D Category D
Before taking Paxil 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 Paxil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Dosages
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Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, 30 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg
Suspension: 10 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amphetamine Aspartate/Amphetamine Sulfate/Dextroamphetamine
Paroxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Adderall XR and Paxil: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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