Comparison of Adderall and Bupropion


Comparison of Adderall and Bupropion

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View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, cost, side effects, and interactions.

Adderall

Prescription only

Adderall is a combination of four different amphetamine salts and may be used to improve attention, focus, or reduce impulsive behaviors in children over the age of 3 and adults with ADHD. It can cause side effects such as insomnia, nausea, pharyngitis, weight loss, constipation, dizziness, headache, and xerostomia. Adderall has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 464 ratings on Drugs.com.

Generic Status: Lower-cost generic is available

Dosage Form(s) Available: Oral tablet, Oral tablet extended release

Brand Names: Adderall XR, Mydayis

Half Life: 34 hours

CSA Schedule: Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Pregnancy Category: See the full pregnancy warnings document.

Drug Interactions: A total of 181 drugs are known to interact with Adderall.

Alcohol/Food/Lifestyle Interactions: Using amphetamine together with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects.

Bupropion

Prescription only

Bupropion may be used in the treatment of depression or as an aid to smoking cessation; however, side effects may include insomnia, neuropsychiatric adverse events, or seizures. It carries a black box warning for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Bupropion has an average rating of 7.0 out of 10 from a total of 2762 ratings on Drugs.com.

Generic Status: Lower-cost generic is available

Dosage Form(s) Available: Oral tablet, Oral tablet extended release

Brand Names: Aplenzin, Budeprion, Budeprion SR, Forfivo XL, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL

Half Life: 30 hours

CSA Schedule: Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.

Pregnancy Category: See the full pregnancy warnings document.

Drug Interactions: A total of 486 drugs are known to interact with bupropion.

Alcohol/Food/Lifestyle Interactions: Using buPROPion with alcohol may increase the risk of uncommon side effects such as seizures.

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