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Does taking ADHD meds affect the longevity of my life?

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Dr. Stephen Guffanti
Occupational Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Most studies on adhd meds last 6 weeks although some have gone as far as 6 years.
But as the meds are for a lifetime and the side effects can be sudden death it is possible that the meds affect longevity.

In brief: Possible

Most studies on adhd meds last 6 weeks although some have gone as far as 6 years.
But as the meds are for a lifetime and the side effects can be sudden death it is possible that the meds affect longevity.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ADHD meds

Taken as prescribed, adhd meds will not affect your longevity.
It may improve the quality of living you do, though -- but only if you have adhd.

In brief: ADHD meds

Taken as prescribed, adhd meds will not affect your longevity.
It may improve the quality of living you do, though -- but only if you have adhd.
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