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Other than headache, upset stomach, and high blood pressure, what are side effects of ADHD stimulant medication?

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Additional side effects of ADHD drugs might include:

  • Weakened appetite
  • Weight loss (Sometimes taking your medication after meals can help avoid this. Or you can add high-calorie snacks or shakes to what you eat.)
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Tics

From: Stimulant Medications for ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health. 

News release, Pfizer.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Institutes of Health. 

News release, Pfizer.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

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