Adderall vs Topamax

Adderall
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Topamax
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Adderall is a CNS stimulant and an ADHD medication.
Topamax is an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.4
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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January 19, 1960
December 24, 1996
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364,346 Discussions
132,027 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
Adderall 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 Migraines
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Weight Loss
#5 for Depression
#6 for Weight Gain
#7 for Anxiety
#8 for Epilepsy
#9 for Nerve Pain
#10 for Fibromyalgia
#11 for Mood Swings
#12 for Shaking
#13 for Addiction
Topamax is prescribed for Headaches and Seizures and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. It is taken to prevent Migraines. Our data suggest that Topamax is taken for Weight Issues, Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
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Addiction
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Euphoria
4
Headaches
4
Irritability
3
Paranoia
2
Nausea
2
Loss of Appetite
2
Psychosis
2
Mood Swings
1
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Tingling
6
Dizziness
6
Nausea
5
Hair Loss
5
Insomnia
4
Kidney Stones
3
Loss of Appetite
2
Irritability
2
Weakness
2
Vertigo
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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C Category C
Before taking Adderall during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
D Category D
Before taking Topamax 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 and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Topamax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
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Tablet: 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 12.5 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg
Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg
Capsule: 15 mg, 25 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amphetamine Aspartate/Amphetamine Sulfate/Dextroamphetamine
Topiramate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Adderall and Topamax: 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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