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A 17-year-old male asked:

Does adhd medications have long term side effects , specially if taken for long time ?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
I think so: I strongly believe that some day there will be serious side effects reporting. Almost never used in europe but widely in us. How can this be? Depends the specific medication but Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause heart attacks and even death. I stop that stuff in most of my patients!
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Depends on the med: The type of medication is the real issue. It would depend.

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