Nonstimulant Therapy, Strattera: Other ADHD Drugs (cont.)
It is not known whether these deaths were due to the combination of drugs, but caution should be exercised whenever such combinations are used. Careful screening for heart rhythm irregularities and regular monitoring of blood pressure and electrocardiograms help reduce these risks. If your doctor thinks that combining these two treatments offers more benefits than risks, it may be a good option.
Who Should Not Take High Blood Pressure Drugs?
Clonidine and guanfacine may be ruled out if there is a history of low blood pressure or other personal or family history of a significant heart problem.
What Are the Side Effects of High Blood Pressure Drugs?
The most common side effects seen with high blood pressure drugs include:
The drugs can rarely cause irregular heartbeats.
High Blood Pressure Drugs: Tips and Precautions
When taking one of these high blood pressure drugs for ADHD, be sure to tell your doctor:
The following are useful guidelines to keep in mind when taking clonidine or guanfacine or giving them to your child for ADHD:
Last Editorial Review: 10/19/2011
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