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Can taking Adderal cause my wife to have a gh iron level and

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Can taking Adderal cause my wife to have a high iron level and increase her anemic situation.
She had a 202 iron level. I worry it's the amphetamine.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

in super super rare cases, Adderall can damage the liver

but usually adderall with amphetamine and dextroamphetamine doesn't cause elevated iron levels and will not cause high iron level disease.

she needs to consult with a hematologist and get TIBC (total iron binding capacity) and Transferrin saturation and ferritin levels checked as well.

to find out why her serum iron levels are up.

she might need a liver ultrasound scan as well

has she had these tests yet?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Adderall or Amphetamine salts have been known to affect the iron metabolism in the body.

Hence, the increased anemic situation is likely due to its direct effect.

Liver damage is not likely a cause here.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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anemia is low red blood cell counts which can be caused by low iron or low B12 or low folate or long term bleeding.

high iron levels would not cause anemia

if she has anemia and low iron levels, she needs to consult with a hematology or blood specialist doctor to check her bone marrow and iron stores (ferritin levels)

she needs a complete blood count or CBC blood test and iron level testing

taking adderall would not cause anemia.

has she consulted with a hematologist yet?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

After your period your water retention and breast swelling will get better

Over the counter pampin medication can help with diuresis to help you get rid of excessive fluid

But it is best just to wait until after your period