Comparison between Adderall and Atomoxetine


Comparison between Adderall and Atomoxetine

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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 may also be prescribed off-label for social anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and depression.

Atomoxetine

Prescription only

Atomoxetine is prescribed for ADHD and may also be prescribed off-label for social anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and depression.

Generic Status

Lower-cost generic versions of both drugs are available.

Ratings & Reviews

Adderall has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 465 ratings on Drugs.com. 66% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 16% reported a negative effect. Atomoxetine has an average rating of 5.2 out of 10 from a total of 587 ratings on Drugs.com. 36% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 42% reported a negative effect.

Drug Class

Adderall and Atomoxetine are both classified as CNS stimulants.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Adderall include constipation, insomnia, decreased appetite, and xerostomia. Common side effects of Atomoxetine include nausea, vomiting, constipation, and dry mouth.

Pricing and Coupons

Prices for both drugs vary depending on dosage and quantity. Check with your healthcare provider or pharmacist for specific pricing information.

Drug Interactions

Adderall and Atomoxetine both have a significant number of drug interactions. Check with your healthcare provider or pharmacist before taking any new medications.

Alcohol/Food/Lifestyle Interactions

Using amphetamine together with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects. There are no known alcohol/food interactions with Atomoxetine, but always consult your healthcare provider.

Disease Interactions

Both drugs may interact with certain medical conditions. Check with your healthcare provider before taking either medication.

First Approval Date

Adderall was first approved on January 19, 1960, while Atomoxetine was first approved on November 26, 2002.

More Information

For more information about either drug, consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

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