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Will ADHD effect narcotic pain medications?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe

Adhd people's brains are wired differently than regular brains, particularly in children.
Sedatives are often stimulating to adhd kids. Analgesics sometimes are ineffective, and opioids sometimes worsen the add symptoms.

In brief: Maybe

Adhd people's brains are wired differently than regular brains, particularly in children.
Sedatives are often stimulating to adhd kids. Analgesics sometimes are ineffective, and opioids sometimes worsen the add symptoms.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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In brief: Watch for addiction

Medications that have Codeine are narcotics that release opiates, the feel-good chemicals in the brain.
These chemicals are often out of balance for some individuals with adhd. Narcotics soothe the part of the brain and body that are restless; this, however, may lead to a larger problem-drug addiction. What begins as a solution to the restlessness creates a series of other problems. Be careful!

In brief: Watch for addiction

Medications that have Codeine are narcotics that release opiates, the feel-good chemicals in the brain.
These chemicals are often out of balance for some individuals with adhd. Narcotics soothe the part of the brain and body that are restless; this, however, may lead to a larger problem-drug addiction. What begins as a solution to the restlessness creates a series of other problems. Be careful!
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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