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Common Side Effects and What to Do continued...

There’s no way to know how well a medicine will work for you. Some people do better on one drug than another. It can take a few tries to find the right one.

If you have high blood pressure, heart problems, or a history of mental health issues or addiction, your doctor needs to know. These conditions may cause problems with your treatment.

Doctors sometimes treat adults with drugs that aren't FDA-approved for ADHD. This is called “off label” use. Because these drugs have different side effects -- and benefits and risks -- you should go over the specifics with your doctor.

Many people feel the side effects of their ADHD medications are worth dealing with to get the benefits. But if they’re severe or interfering with your life, don’t try to ignore them. Get help from your doctor. Together, you'll be able to come up with a plan that works best for you.

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