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Heart damage, stroke, sudden unexplained death (SUD)


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Adderall: Does Adderall cause heart problems and drug abuse? What are the harmful side effects of Adderall? Is your health at risk?

Are you at risk for heart problems, heart damage, irregular heart beat, or worse sudden death caused by Adderall? Have you or your child had a stroke induced by taking Adderall? Are you addicted to Adderall? Do you have serious side effects caused from recreational Adderall abuse? Do you need an Adderall lawyer to pursue your Adderall injuries with an Adderall lawsuit?

In February 2005, Health Canada, the counterpart agency similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), suspended the market authorization of Adderall XR®, a drug prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adults.

Health Canada's decision comes as a result of a thorough review of safety information provided by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc, the Pennsylvania manufacturer, which indicated there were 20 international reports of sudden death in patients taking either Adderall (sold in the United States but not in Canada) or Adderall XR (sold in Canada). These deaths were not associated with overdose, misuse, or abuse. Fourteen deaths occurred in children and six deaths in adults. There were 12 reports of stroke, two of which occurred in children. None of the reported deaths or strokes occurred in Canada.

Yet here in the United States, the FDA does not feel that any immediate changes are warranted for Adderall labeling or Adderall warnings.

Adderall is a stimulant prescription drug usually prescribed for children over 6-years old and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The brain disorders, ADD and ADHD, are diagnosed by psychiatrists and psychologists. ADD and ADHD cause children and adults to have problems focusing in a learning environment, even though they usually have average to above average IQs. No one is quite sure why a stimulant has a calming effect on the brains of ADD and ADHD patients.


Why is Adderall prescribed to children?
Adderall is used to treat ADD and ADHD. It is prescribed for the following symptoms in children:

  • Moderate to severe distractibility
  • Short attention span
  • Hyperactivity
  • Mood swings
  • Impulsiveness

For children taking Adderall
Using Adderall for prolonged periods of time may lead to drug dependence or addiction. Clinical experience suggests that in psychotic children, stimulant drugs like Adderall may exacerbate symptoms of behavior disturbance and thought disorder. Chronic use of Adderall has been associated with sudden death or stroke. Adderall may be associated with growth inhibition. Your child’s physician should be monitoring your child’s growth during Adderall treatment.


Recently, stimulant drugs like Adderall and Ritalin have become popular as either recreational drugs or “speed” for people who like to stay awake all night and party or for late night cram sessions. Adderall is a stimulant drug like other stimulant drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, and caffeine. When taken recreationally, Adderall is sometimes crushed and snorted through the nostrils or taken orally. Amphetamines like Adderall have a high potential for abuse. Taking amphetamines for long periods of time may lead to drug addiction. Misuse of Adderall may cause sudden death and heart attacks or other serious heart problems.


Side effects of Adderall abuse

  • suppression of growth in height (if you are still growing)
  • excessive sweating
  • decreased appetite
  • excessive talking
  • nervousness
  • insomnia
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • heart palpitations
  • headaches
  • skin rashes
  • itching
  • digestive problems
  • toxic psychosis
  • drug dependence (addiction)
  • severe depression upon withdrawal

Adderall Questionnaire
Please take the time to answer the questionnaire if you or your child has or had severe drug abuse, heart problems or stroke, or other side effects from Adderall and if you are interested in learning more about your legal rights against Shire Pharmaceuticals Group, the manufacturer of Adderall. Your inquiry is appreciated and we will follow up in a timely manner.


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Has a doctor said that you, a family member, or some other person you know had a serious side effect caused by Adderall?
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Was Adderall a contributing factor in his or her death?
Please indicate which condition(s) the doctor diagnosed; check all that apply:
Sudden Unexplained Death (SUD)
Cardiovascular Problems
Myocardial infarction
Unstable angina
Cardiac thrombus
Resuscitated cardiac arrest
Ischemic stroke
Transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
Other adverse side effect(s):
Would the case you are describing be a personal injury case or a wrongful death case:
Is this for you or someone else, and if it is for someone else, what is his or her relationship to you?
What was the date of the initial diagnosis of the Adderall side effect:
If there was a death from Adderall, on what date did it occur:
What is the date of birth of the person who had an adverse reaction to Adderall:
Has a lawsuit been filed concerning the Adderall side effect:
What dosage of Adderall was prescribed? (See pictures to determine dosage)
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