Medications to Treat ADHD (cont.)
In most cases, side effects can be relieved using one of the following strategies:
Always consult your health care provider before making any changes in your ADHD treatment regimen.
Rarely, medications for ADHD can cause more serious side effects. For instance, some stimulants are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular problems and sudden death in certain at-risk people. They may also exacerbate psychiatric conditions like psychosis, depression, or anxiety. So before you or your children start taking any ADHD medication, make sure you talk to a doctor about all of the potential risks.
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