Attention Deficit Drugs & Hospitalization

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The Ritalin family of drugs (Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall) have excellent safety profile. But still, each year, there are thousands of people (adults and children) who find themselves visiting the emergency room for treatment of overdose and side effects. A very small number actually die. These events can be prevented. As for children, keep those drugs locked away to prevent accidental poisoning. As for adults, they should be screened for cardiac problems before being prescribed. These attention deficit drugs increases heart rate and blood pressure and put the patients at risk of heart attack and stroke.