Children taking Adderall who have suffered ischemic stroke or sudden death. Also, families of children who have died from taking the drug.
Adderall can cause heart attack, ischemic stroke and sudden death.
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.
In Feb. 2006, Shire strengthened Adderall's warning label to cover heart problems and sudden death.
Adderall is used to treat children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD causes children to become easily distracted, extremely emotional and very impulsive. Adderall, which is a combination of the stimulants amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, is prescribed to approximately 700,000 Americans. Unfortunately, those taking Adderall may experience life-threatening side effects.
Adderall has been associated with sudden death and heart problems including heart attacks, strokes, arrhythmias and high blood pressure. Adderall can also cause psychological problems including aggression, hallucinations and psychosis. In Feb. 2006, the FDA released information that Adderall had been linked to approximately 50 deaths. Shire Pharmaceuticals changed Adderall’s prescription information to include a warning about sudden death and life-threatening heart problems.