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Ritalin Heart Attack and Stroke

Ritalin (Methylphenidate) is a Schedule II stimulant often used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). One study approximated that 85 to 90 percent of Ritalin prescriptions were written for young children and adolescents with ADHD.

Ritalin and other ADHD drugs have been linked by FDA received reports to heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. Some of these reported cases have led to death.

Ritalin In the News

An FDA report has details of 25 deaths to children that have taken drugs the like of Ritalin for the treatment of ADHD. (Feb-08-06) [SIGN ON SAN DIEGO]

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Published on Feb-8-06


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I've been prescribed Ritalin by psychiatrist in my early childhood around the age of seven the psych eval stated mood stability and hyperactivity I come to find as I've grown to adulthood how much it is messed with me mentally learning and physically growing. I've had ringing in my ears ever since I've been little which I know is signs of hypertension and I've had found out due the medication called Ritalin at the age of 24 I found out I had a infarcted heart from a cardiologist in which I went to go see because of have tightness and accentuating pain in my chest when I was on a trip with my church in Michoacan Mexico the the cardiologist doctor stated that this young man has the heart of a 50-year-old the doctor stated I had a very mild heart attack I was in tears when he asked me if I use drugs because I was so young to have these types of issues and I said to him no I don't use drugs of any short except for what I was prescribed when I was young but in fact I was prescribed Ritalin since I was young boy of the age of 7 by a psychiatrist which diagnosed me with ADHD my prescription dosage are so strong at times my foster parents even noticed how zombified I was when I was taking the medication at that time I was 14 15 and I stopped taking medication because of my foster parents disagreeing with a psychiatrist and how it was making me stare at a TV for long periods of time that wasn't even on. Since then the long-term effects of using this prescribed medication from a time maybe 9 years has taken a toll already.


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