Does Adhd Medication Have Long Term Effects
ADHD medications, while historically viewed as safe, have disappointingly little research tracking their long-term effects. The changes in blood flow seen in this study may be one piece of that puzzle — perhaps a particularly critical one, as it gives us hints to how stimulant medications prescribed in childhood affect patients’ brain development as they grow into adults. For nonstimulants, side effects can include: Drowsiness Stomach pain Nausea Tiredness Drop in blood pressure ADHD medications should not change your. One caveat: There are no long-term studies assessing these meds in people who have been diagnosed with ADHD. Almost all of the data on stimulants comes from patients who have been diagnosed with narcolepsy — a genetically based sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks.