Adderall Linked to Cardiac Problems

Last Updated on May 1, 2020

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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.
Adderall can cause heart attack, ischemic stroke and sudden death.
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.
In Feb. 2006, Shire strengthened Adderall's warning label to cover heart problems and sudden death.