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Is 120 an ok heart rate for a 12 year old on ADHD medication?

Is 120 an ok heart rate for a 12 year old on ADHD medication?

Depends: If a child's heart rate is 120 while resting most of the day, the child's doctor should consider changing the medication. But if the heart rate is 120 after some exercise or other activity it is probably ok. It may also be ok of the heart rate is 120 only briefly in the day and not all day. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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How to deal with a fast heart rate of a 12 year old?

How to deal with a fast heart rate of a 12 year old?

See your Dr.: Needs to be seen soon by either their pediatrician, or a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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12 year old child has heart rate of 130, no symptoms.?

12 year old child has heart rate of 130, no symptoms.?

Circumstances?: Could be normal depending on circumstances of exercise, diet, illnesses, medication use. Most common reason for an otherwise healthy 12 yo to have tachycardia is consumption of energy drinks or chocolate. Also you should consider drug use, such as weed and tobacco. Consult your pediatrician for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What makes your heart rate faster-- ADHD meds or stimulants?

What makes your heart rate faster-- ADHD meds or stimulants?

OTC meds/stuff: Coffee, tea, energy drinks, caffeinated beverages, ginseng, taurine, ma huang, ephedrine, guarana, otc decongestants (pseudoephedrine), some nasal sprays, all create more tachycardia than adhd meds, & should be avoided by those who take them. ...Read more

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Is it my ADHD pills that is raising my heart rate?

Is it my ADHD pills that is raising my heart rate?

Probably yes: Most adhd pills are 'stimulants' i.e. They increase Dopamine in the system. They can elevate heart rate, blood pressure, and can have irregular heart rate as well. Some physicians do an ekg before starting stimulants. However, fda has not mandated that yet. If there is a family history of heart problems, then there is a cause for concerns. Non stimulants, like strattera (atomoxetine) are a different issue. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate is 113 and standing 133 with a peak of 142. Is this healthy? I am taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my ADHD. should I stop taking this?

My resting heart rate is 113 and standing 133 with a peak of 142. Is this healthy? I am taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my ADHD. should I stop taking this?

Heart rate: That's a pretty elevated resting heart rate. Are you taking other medications or drinking caffeinated drinks? I don't recommend discontinuing a medication without discussing with your physician. You should call and get an appointment to evaluate heart rate and blood pressure (and compare to previous measurements). ...Read more

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Adderall 60 mg and eight hours later 60 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) but do not hav ADHD my heart rate is 134 BPM I have a pressure headache?

Adderall 60 mg and eight hours later 60 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)  but do not hav ADHD my heart rate is 134 BPM I have a pressure headache?

Hypertension: You are describing symptoms consistent with excessive stimulation by the 2 amphetamine formulations you are taking. This can be dangerous . You are reporting symptoms of high blood pressure with headache, and tachycardia. Be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more