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Can adderall give you a heart attack?

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Asked: 2018-03-20 23:14:57
The side effects of amphetamines- adderall, ritalin, etc mention things like heart attack. Its worrying me, do young people get heart attacks when taking it correctly or what..


Answered: 2018-03-21 22:49:31

Abusing adderall or any upper is terrible for a persons heart. End of story.


Answered: 2018-03-21 07:39:53

I wish i was more careful with amphetamines such as adderall. Im in the early stages of heart failure so I'm a lucky one that its at the point of manageability. Hope you will be more careful than me.


Answered: 2019-04-03 17:05:40

Typically a person who takes Adderall as prescribed for ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by a physician will not develop heart problems. Even people who have taken adder all or similar stimulant medications to treat ADHD since childhood, and continue into adulthood, are not at risk for developing heart problems.

Oversight from a medical professional makes these drugs safe and effective to treat ADHD However people who abuse Adderall without a prescription, for fun or as a performance enhancer, are at a much greater risk. Taking the substance to enhance academic or physical performance, to lose weight, or to get high puts the individual at risk for abusing larger doses of the drug, becoming dependent on the substance to feel normal, and developing compulsive behaviors around the drug.

However taking a stimulant drug after there has been heart damage, increases the risk of stroke, blood clots, heart attacks, and heart failure. As long as the person has appropriate medical oversight, damage to the cardiovascular system from Adderall is unlikely. In people with ADHD, if is virtually unheard of without an underlying and unknown heart problem. Just over a year after Adderall was approved for use in says this page it was suspended due to 20 global international case reports of cardiac death and or stroke in individuals being treated with Adderall that had been submitted to the FDA Food and Drug Administration.

14 of these individuals were children. Some of these patients had a toxic level of mixed amphetamines salts, a family history of ventricular arrhythmia, were involved in strenuous exercise and were dehydrated. Other had structural cardiac anomalies. Abnormalities described included aberrant orgin of coronary arteries, and other serious anomalies. These anomalies could potentially be adversely affected by any stimulant drugs. So the answer would be it is possible yes, but with responsible use under a doctors supervision you should not be too concerned. I hope this helps.

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