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A 45-year-old male asked:

does adderrall increase your blood pressure?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
It Can: Not everyone has increased blood pressure with adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but increases in heart rate and blood pressure are possible effects of this medicine. If you have concerns that this is happening it would be good to contact your prescribing physician.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Insignificantly: Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & similar meds, have the potential to increase bp, but it is rare in appropriate dosing. If there is an increase at all, it is generally not clinically significant. Still, we monitor BP at every appointment. And, the other meds you take, as well as fitness and lifestyle habits (like coffee & nicotine use) need be taken into account, if there ever is an apparent increase.
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as well as any other stimulant medication, has been shown to raise blood pressure. While this may not be of any significance to the majority of takers, caution should be exercised in children with underlying heart conditions and high blood pressure. They should be fully evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist prior to initiation of such treatment.

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A 52-year-old male asked:

Can adderal raise your blood pressure and pulse rate?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Yes: Yes, Adderall can raise your blood pressure.

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