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AHRQ and FDA to Collaborate in Largest Study Ever of Possible Heart Risks with ADHD Medications
Date:9/17/2007

h among patients taking usual doses of ADHD medications, the FDA asked drug manufacturers to revise product labeling to reflect concerns about possible adverse events. Drug manufacturers have created patient Medication Guides for individual products to help patients understand risks.

FDA and AHRQ recommend that individuals using or being considered for treatment with ADHD drug products work with their physician or other health care professional to develop a treatment plan that includes a careful health history and evaluation of current health status, particularly for cardiovascular and psychiatric problems, including assessment for a family history of such problems.

For more information:

National Institute of Mental Health-ADHD page

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/adhdmenu.cfm

FDA News-ADHD Medications and Cardiovascular, Psychiatric Adverse Events

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01568.html

AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program

http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov


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