Adderall Death And Side Effects
The FDA has received a number of reports of Adderall heart attack, Adderall stroke, and even Adderall death in both children and adults, and the numbers are likely to increase as more children are prescribed Adderall for ADHD. Adderall heart problems are also reported in people prescribed the drug for bipolar disorder and in college students who buy it as a street drug, mistakenly believing Adderall is a "smart drug".
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Adderall Death and Side Effects
Adderall and Adderall XR (generic name Amphetamine Mixed Salts) are powerful blends of four amphetamines that include Dexedrine and Benzedrine and were originally made for weight loss. Adderall XR (extended release) was approved for children over 6 in 2001 and Adderall (approved in 1996) is prescribed for children over 3 years.
It is also prescribed to patients with bipolar disorder, but some health professionals believe that Adderall could be very dangerous for these people: If someone with bipolar disorder takes the drug during a manic stage of the condition they could go into psychosis, which can be very dangerous, both to themselves and others.
In a study published in the American Heart Journal, researchers found that amphetamine abusers faced 3.3 times the risk of developing a torn aorta after reviewing medical records of nearly 31 million patients nationwide, ages 18 to 49. Adderall and Adderall XR are classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration, US Department of Justice as Schedule II Substances, which means that Adderall and Adderall XR have a "high potential for abuse" that "may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence." The US federal government sets limits on the amount of these amphetamine drugs that may be manufactured each year.
The National Public Radio (November 22, 2011) reported that Adderall prescription users may have trouble finding Adderall at the local pharmacy, possibly due to a distribution problem: the drug is widely available illegally, especially in high schools and in colleges.
Adderall Heart Attack and Adderall Stroke
In 2005, Health Canada suspended sales of Adderall following reports of possibly 20 sudden deaths and 12 strokes. However, the stimulant was put back on the Canadian market six months later because an independent panel couldn't "accurately ascertain whether the drug increases risk of cardiac death." Health Canada is closely monitoring the Adderall risks and Adderall side effects.
In early 2006, the FDA's advisory panel learned that during the time period 1999 to 2003 there were 81 deaths and 54 non-fatal cardiovascular events possibly linked to the ADHD/ADD drugs. Adderall was involved in more fatal case reports than any other ADHD/ADD drug, with 24 deaths reported during 1999 to 2003. The chairman of the panel, Dr. Peter Gross, likened Adderall to Vioxx (Vioxx was recalled after a long delayed discovery that it substantially increases risk of heart attack or stroke). The panel concluded a black box warning was needed on Adderall and the other ADHD/ADD drugs.
However, Shire Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer, stated that it agreed with the FDA's desire for more safety studies concerning its drug, but disagreed with the FDA advisory panel's recommendation that a black-box warning be put on Adderall. Sales of Adderall XR, distributed by Shire Pharmaceuticals, were $759 million in the US in 2004 and $10 million in Canada.
Adderall and ADHD/ADD
Increasing, diagnosis of attention problems in both children and adults have contributed to prescription growth; According to the Wall Street Journal, Shire R&D chief Jeff Jonas said there is an increased awareness that ADHD is actually a lifelong disorder, which is likely good news for Adderall makers.
Adderall XR is approved for children 6 years of age and older but may be prescribed to children younger than 6 years of age. ADHD is characterized by restlessness, the inability to focus, difficulty sitting still and trouble controlling impulses.
Adderall Side Effects
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Exacerbation of Tourette's syndrome
- Worsening of tics
- Psychosis and mania
Recent findings released by FDA show a possible link between Adderall and the deaths of 51 individuals taking the medication. Meanwhile, FDA said it will conduct thorough research on the safety of Adderall and other ADHD drugs.
Litigation involving Ritalin, a similar ADHD drug, claimed that Novartis, the manufacturer of Ritalin, conspired to invent the diagnosis of ADHD, a diagnosis that is not recognized in many other countries.
A $10 million lawsuit filed in November 2011 against the Oregon State Hospital alleges that a mental patient, Joshua Jaschke, age 32, suffered two heart attacks because he was overmedicated and mistreated at the Salem psychiatric facility.
The Marion County civil suit claims that Jaschke was prescribed Adderall, along with other medications, which caused him "to feel sick and suffer pain and heart attacks and permanent damage to his heart." According to the Adderall lawsuit, Jaschke suffered two heart attacks during a one-week period in November 2009.
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. His anxiety and depression became worse. He wouldnt sleep for days stayed hallucinating thinking bug and demons were after him he ended up going through psychosis. He would be paranoid and not want to leave his room. I came home one night he was going through a psychosis episode. I was very scared for him. I was told if i called the police they could force him to go to the hospital. Well it didnt work out that way he ended up going to jail because of what happend. Adderall should be taken off the market. Because of adderall he is now a felon. His doctor was well aware of what it was doing to him but pushed him to keep taking it
Both of them were prescribed the drug because they knew what to say to get it and neither has ADHD. The doctors who prescribe and the drug companies are to blame for this epidemic.
Joao Luis Castropil Silva
He was diagnosed with ADD at the age of 19 yo without any research in the first visit to the doctor.
He was always good student and never had any ADD syntoms.
Is there anything I can do to make either the doctor or the manufacturer to pay for this crime?
Since that time, he has experienced heart palpitations, headaches and extremely high blood pressure at times. I don't believe that anyone should take this medication for any reason whatsoever.
I have contacted his doctor, and she said that the headaches could be from his symptoms of ADHD, and I asked her why would she prescribe a drug that causes headaches and sudden death to a ten year old child, she didn't give answer and rushed me off the phone. Please can anyone give me some advice and or help
I have contacted his doctor, and she said that the headaches could be from his symptoms of ADHD, and I asked her why would she prescribe a drug that causes headaches and sudden death to a ten year old child, she didn't give answer and rushed me off the phone. Please can anyone give me some advice and or help.
Adderall use does NOT cause harm. But like every other medication including tylenol and robutussin, misuse and/ or pre-existing medical conditions obviously changes the entire picture.
DON'T WAST YOUR TIME CHASING AMBULANCES!
1. Let the schools/DR'S put kids on this drug!
2. O and they uses Scare-tactics to! Fool's.
EX-wife has my two son's on it and I can't seem to get her DUMB brain to see! O wait she is abusing it hmm. My son's are walking tooth picks! And I'm pissed off. I have to force them to eat!
I just got my wife off of it. She was on it 14 yrs! caused main health issues. Heart issues! She is off it now for 15 days. Hospitalized for 10 days! She is not in calm water yet but the storm is settling. BAN THIS DRUG! This is the work of the devil.
DON'T be talked into it PARENTS!!! Stand your ground. Kids have energy! Remember when you where young? DO NOT put children in adult problems it causes psychological problems, LET THEM BE KIDS......