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Old 04-30-09, 12:16 PM
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adderall and heartburn?

I'm basically wondering if adderall causes, or contributes to heartburn? I never really used to get heartburn, but recently (over the past couple months or so) I've noticed I often get this discomfort in my chest/throat that really seems to only occur if I've taken adderall. I've described this feeling to a few people, all of which have said it sounds like heartburn. But the reason I'm wondering is because while its most noticeable when I eat or drink things that are generally known to cause heartburn for some people, I've also noticed it on occasions where I can't think of anything I've had to eat/drink that could have caused it. Either way, if i take some tums the discomfort seems to go away, or atleast get better. Does anyone else get heartburn on adderall... is this normal or something I should be concerned about?
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Old 04-30-09, 01:39 PM
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Re: adderall and heartburn?

I take Prevacid for acid reflux and there were a couple of times that I forgot to take it before taking my Adderall and it was definitely worse. I think I've read some other threads of people complaining of the same thing. If you look I'm sure you'll find them.
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Re: adderall and heartburn?

I've pretty much never got heartburn in my life, but I definitely got it a few times now that I've started taking Adderall.... so i guess it's not uncommon?
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Old 04-30-09, 04:43 PM
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Re: adderall and heartburn?

I get heartburn too. But I've been on Adderall too long to remember pre-Adderall me to compare. I take Zantac and that seems to help.
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Re: adderall and heartburn?

I just posted on another thread..will do so again. I was once switched from one type of Wellbutrin preperation (meaning xl or IR) and immediately started getting heartburn that came up into my throat like how you described. I told my doctor and she put me back on previous wellbutrin preperation. Difference noticed in a day or so. Heartburn completely gone.
so it's probably how the drug is made (i.e. the binders companies use). Perhaps switching from XR to IR (which has it's own sets of pros and cons) or trying a different generic version. I know what you are going through and it kinda sucks.
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Re: adderall and heartburn?

Ja, I wonder about this stuff too. I do not often get heart burn but today and last night I noticed it persisting. Granted, I have not eaten that much today but that is not uncommon for me. I eat tums all day :P I wonder if that could be the cause. Another thing I wonder is if ibuprofen can cause it as well. I do take ibuprofen in the evenings if I feel a headache coming on from the Adderall. I drink a lot of water in the day as well.

As for the Tums..I recently changed to the mint ones as I could not stand the fruit ones after a while. I wonder if the mint flavour has anything to do with stomach irritation.

I know everyone is probably going to say "You need to eat better!" I know I do. I have not yet had my evening meal and when I do, I will see what my stomach feels like. If anyone has any ideas on this, it would be appreciated.
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Re: adderall and heartburn?

i have been taking stimulants for over 10 years. Ritalin (100mg) for many years and the last 5 years i would say adderall (100mg). started to take hand fulls of Tums and just started to complain to my doctor. I also started to have extremely intense cramping were i would fall off the toilet when having a BM.

Over the last 1 or 2 months i have stopped the adderall and the heartburn went away and other problems seemed to subsided. Every time i took Adderall i started to get heartburn even on a small dose 20mg Extended release.

Ritalin dosn't give me as many problems and i think sex was even better.

ED & pre ejaculation can be a result of any stimulants. BTW I could take viagra 100mg soft tabs & cialis 20 mg together and will be lucky if i and hard for 20 min. when on 100mg adderall.

Adderall also been ban in Canada. The more i am learning about this drug the more i feel that the US should also ban it.

Any advice on the other stimulants?
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Re: adderall and heartburn?

I am just starting Adderall, so I haven't noticed any major side effects yet (apart from immediately losing any appetite) including possible heartburn. BUT I am definitely no stranger to heartburn, and so I just wanted to help you a little bit with that problem. I took Zantac 75 everyday to curb my acid reflux and that usually helped, but you need a perscription for that. So, what I found to work best when I needed the heartburn to stop immediately was Mylanta in combination with one or two Tums. The Mylanta is really like dousing a fire, and the Tums helped keep it from coming back. Hope this helps!
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