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What are the side effects of intermediate and long-acting stimulants for ADHD?

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Side effects of these medications include loss of appetite, weight loss, sleep problems, irritability, and tics. Long-acting medicines may have greater effects on appetite and sleep.The FDA has issued a warning about the risk of drug abuse with amphetamine stimulants. FDA safety advisors have also expressed concern that all amphetamine and methylphenidate stimulants used for ADHD may possibly increase the risk of cardiac and psychiatric problems.

From: ADHD Medications and Side Effects WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA: “FDA Directs ADHD Drug Manufacturers to Notify Patients about Cardiovascular Adverse Events and Psychiatric Adverse Events.” 

FDA: “FDA Proposes New Warnings about Suicidal Thinking, Behavior in Young Adults Who Take Antidepressant Medications.”

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Managing Medication for Adults with ADHD.” 

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Medications Used in the Treatment of ADHD.”

Pliszka, S. and the AACAP Study Group, , July 2007. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Medscape: “Once-Daily Guanfacine Approved to Treat ADHD.”

Intuniv website.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: “FDA Directs ADHD Drug Manufacturers to Notify Patients about Cardiovascular Adverse Events and Psychiatric Adverse Events.” 

FDA: “FDA Proposes New Warnings about Suicidal Thinking, Behavior in Young Adults Who Take Antidepressant Medications.”

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Managing Medication for Adults with ADHD.” 

National Resource Center on ADHD: “Medications Used in the Treatment of ADHD.”

Pliszka, S. and the AACAP Study Group, , July 2007. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Medscape: “Once-Daily Guanfacine Approved to Treat ADHD.”

Intuniv website.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

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