ADHD Drugs and Side Effects

ADHD Drug Side EffectsADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD drugs are prescription medications that are prescribed to people who are believed to be bipolar, have Tourette syndrome, autism, antisocial personality disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, major depression, hyper activity disorder, adult attention deficit disorder, positional defiant disorder, or separation anxiety. These drugs are categorized in the same category of highly addictive drugs such as cocaine and morphine by the DEA. The DEA states that the use of ADHD drugs can lead to “severe psychological or physical dependence” and that they are “considered dangerous.” They are known to cause addiction, insomnia, mania, psychosis, depression, drug dependence, heart problems, stroke and sudden death.

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ADHD drugs have been known to cause addiction, insomnia, mania, psychosis, depression, drug dependence, heart problems, stroke, violence, suicide, hallucinations, seizures and sudden death.

10,291,860 people in the USA between the ages of 0-65+ were taking ADHD drugs noted in 2014.

There have been 17,021 reports of adverse reactions to the US FDA in connection with taking ADHD drugs.

Here are the top 10 adverse reactions that have been reported.

  • Drug being ineffective
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation

Some documented side effects of taking ADHD drugs:

  • Aggression
  • Agitation
  • Blood pressure changes
  • Blurred vision
  • Depression
  • Dizziness/faintness
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart attack
  • Hives
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Impotence
  • Increased irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Involuntary twitching
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Liver problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mania
  • Mental/mood changes
  • Muscle/joint tightness
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Painful menstruation
  • Psychosis
  • Restlessness
  • Seizures
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Slow/difficult speech

Side effects can persist for months or even years after getting off ADHD drugs.

Below is a list of common ADHD drugs and some of the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented which are provided to help the public make informed and educated decisions.

Click on one of the drugs listed below to find out more about the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented.

  • Adderall (1,152 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Concerta (7,473 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Metadate (7,473 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Provigil (1,357 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Ritalin (7,473 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Vyvanse (2,991 reports of adverse reactions)

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