ADHD Drugs: Hallucinations Not Uncommon
FDA Examines Incidence of Psychotic Symptoms in Children Taking ADHD Medications
Warnings Included on Labels
A spokesman for Shire Pharmaceuticals, which markets extended-release
Adderall XR, tells WebMD that there is little new information in the published
FDA report and that the drug’s labeling now includes a warning about possible
psychiatric side effects, including hallucination.
“Stimulant medications are proven, safe treatments for people with ADHD,”
says Shire Director of Corporate Communications Matt Cabrey. “But with any
medication there is a risk for adverse events, and these drugs are no
Eli Lilly and Co. spokesman David Shaffer also noted that the labeling for
Strattera was altered to warn of possible psychiatric side effects after the
FDA first made its concerns public.