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What do I need to tell my doctor before taking a stimulant medication?

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When you talk to your doctor, be sure to tell him if you:

  • Are nursing, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant
  • Take or plan to take any dietary supplements, herbal medicines, or non-prescription medications
  • Have any past or present medical problems, including high blood pressure, seizures, heart disease, glaucoma, or liver or kidney disease
  • Have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or dependency
  • Have had mental health problems, including depression, manic depression, or psychosis

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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