A 59-year-old female asked:
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my mom had heart surgery in the last 6 months. she had a stent put into one of her arteries. would it be safe for her to take adderall for her adhd?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This is a question: that needs to be asked of HER health care providers since they will have her full health and medication history. Without that information there are too many variables to be able to safely advise you.
Answered on Jan 2, 2018
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Dr. Manaf Ahmad
31 years experience Pediatrics
May be but..: A clearance from her cardiologist is needed. Careful monitoring of heart rate and blood pressure is required
Answered on Jul 23, 2020

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