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What are side effects of Ritalin and Adderall?

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The two drugs can cause some of the same side effects, like:

  • Fast heartbeat
  • Headaches
  • Irritability or anxiety
  • Loss of appetite
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Stomach upset
  • Skin rash
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight loss
  • Restlessness
  • Tremors
  • Tics
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Mood swings
  • Hives

SOURCES:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: “Medication Management.”

Child Mind Institute: “Understanding ADHD Medications.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Adderall XR Drug Label,” “Adderall XR Medication Guide,” “Adderall Medication Guide,” “Ritalin LA Drug Label,” “Ritalin LA Medication Guide,” “Ritalin Medication Guide.”

FDA: “Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations.”

Drug Enforcement Administration: “Controlled Substance Schedules.”

Medscape: “FDA Clears Long-Acting ADHD Drug Mydaysis.”

Pediatrics and Child Health : “Extended-release medications for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 03, 2019

SOURCES:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: “Medication Management.”

Child Mind Institute: “Understanding ADHD Medications.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Adderall XR Drug Label,” “Adderall XR Medication Guide,” “Adderall Medication Guide,” “Ritalin LA Drug Label,” “Ritalin LA Medication Guide,” “Ritalin Medication Guide.”

FDA: “Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations.”

Drug Enforcement Administration: “Controlled Substance Schedules.”

Medscape: “FDA Clears Long-Acting ADHD Drug Mydaysis.”

Pediatrics and Child Health : “Extended-release medications for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 03, 2019

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