Adderall Linked to Cardiac Problems

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Children taking Adderall who have suffered ischemic stroke or sudden death. Also, families of children who have died from taking the drug.
Damages
Adderall can cause heart attack, ischemic stroke and sudden death.
Company(ies)
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Additional Details
Adderall treats Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which causes children to become easily distracted, impulsive or overly emotional. It can also be used to treat narcolepsy.
Date
In Feb. 2006, Shire strengthened Adderall's warning label to cover heart problems and sudden death.