ADHD Drugs Sent 2500
Children to Hospital - Emergency Visits Include Heart Attacks
Palpitations and Sudden Death - ADHD Symptoms
May 25th 2006
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that more than 2,500
children went to the hospital emergency room in 2004 after taking a
stimulant used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
According to the CDC, most were admitted because of an accidental
About 1 in 4 of these children experienced serious heart or blood
pressure events including palpitations, chest pain, or fainting.
Regulators are considering stronger warnings on the drugs because of the
possible link to sudden death and heart risks. In some cases, the
children accidentally took someone else’s medication, according to Rob
Waters of Bloomberg.