Can adderall cause psoriasis

CNS Stimulants and skin disease

Adderall is the brand name of a medication that contains a combination of two central nervous system (CNS) simulants: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Adderall is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and works by increasing the activity of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain which improves focus, organization of thoughts, memory, and social behaviors. Side effects may include: changes in urinary behavior and quality, bladder pain, heart beat irregularities, increased blood pressure, body pain, and seizures.

Adderall is not indicated for use in psoriasis, but may be prescribed if the patient has both ADHD and psoriasis. There is no know effect of Adderall worsening the condition of psoriasis in a person. However, CNS stimulants including Adderall have an effect on blood pressure and are contraindicated in people with hypertension. People with psoriasis have a higher risk of having hypertension and cardiovascular disease, so they may need to modify or stop their medications if they develop hypertension. Adderall also may have an adverse reaction with some medications used in the therapy of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, such as the pain reliever tramadol, which may increase the risk of seizure. If a patient is taking both Adderall and tramadol, the tramadol should be replaced with a different pain reliever or stopped.

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