Navigation Links
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study
Date:5/16/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Children taking drugs to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder appear to be at no greater risk for heart problems than kids not taking ADHD medications, a new study finds.

"ADHD medications can increase heart rate and blood pressure, which might be expected to increase the risk of cardiovascular outcomes," said lead researcher Sean Hennessy, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

But this study, comparing ADHD medication users with non-users, found no difference in the rate of heart problems or deaths between the groups, Hennessy said.

The findings should reassure parents that drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall aren't associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, Hennessy said. However, the study may not put to rest all fears, one expert said.

Dr. Steven Lipshultz, professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, doesn't believe this study has settled the debate because it fails to take into account children with existing heart problems.

"This in no way says that in children with underlying heart disease the drugs are safe or not safe," he said.

Because of concerns that ADHD medications could increase the risk of heart problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2007 directed manufacturers of ADHD drugs to produce a medication guide that would alert doctors and parents and patients to this risk.

Hennessy said there have been some anecdotal reports of death, heart attack and stroke among children taking ADHD drugs. "However, given the millions of children using these medications, it is not surprising that some events would be reported," he said.

In the new study, "there were no validated cases of heart attack or stroke in children using ADHD medications," he said. "There
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Celebrate National Childrens Dental Health Month by Taking Care of Tiny Teeth
2. People with prediabetes not taking adequate precautions to avoid diabetes
3. Binge drinking doesnt affect next-day student test-taking
4. Taking Care of Your 'Girls': A Fun and Open Forum for Young Women Hosted by Abington Memorial Hospital
5. Triple Heart Valve Replacement Saves Local Women's Life at Portneuf Medical Center: Woman Gets a Second Chance at Life After Taking Fen-Phen
6. Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study
7. Harmony Information Systems to Host Free Webcast: Learn How Vermont and Pennsylvania Are Taking Control of Medicaid Waivers Management
8. A Womans Touch Encourages Financial Risk-Taking
9. Taking the final step from the bench to the hospital or clinic bedside
10. Robin Leedy & Associates Hires Digital Content Producer, Taking Social Media for Drugstore Brands Digital Capability to the Next Level
11. Genetic differences may influence joint pain among women taking lifesaving breast cancer drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study
(Date:12/20/2014)... Twin Cities DI Day is recognized as the premier ... financial professionals come together each year to hear up ... to protect their clients and to be inspired by ... of disability. , On September 23rd, 2014, financial professionals ... The 13th Annual Twin Cities DI Day where they ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 Sweetdressy.com , a leading ... its newest selection of cheap prom dresses for ladies ... in the world and clients can buy these dresses ... prom dresses feature cool cuts and delicate craftsmanship, and ... the middle-end market. Discount shipping costs are available for ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 SuperCloset raises ... SuperClone Rooms. SuperCloset continues to offer indoor growers the ... one of the new SuperClone Rooms with the award ... and turnkey indoor hydroponic grow room setup. , The ... world, SuperCloset’s SuperPonic SuperCloner 50 . ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 The print component of Vision ... subscription of the Toronto Star, with a circulation of ... The digital component is distributed nationally through a vast ... news sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital ... The publication features an exclusive interview with Mark ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injectable drug ... double the suicide attempt rate of other substance users, ... use is associated with the risk of suicide attempt ... the University of Montreal, said in a university news ... users. We wanted to know who among substance users ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The 13th Annual Twin Cities DI Day Now On Video 2Health News:The 13th Annual Twin Cities DI Day Now On Video 3Health News:Cheap Prom Dresses Online Now at Sweetdressy.com 2Health News:SuperCloset Continues to Innovate with New Complete Indoor Grow Room Packages, The SuperClone Rooms are the Newest Addition to the Award Winning SuperRoom Lineup 2Health News:Mark DeMontis, Founder of Courage Canada, shares his passion for bringing hockey to those affected by blindness in Mediaplanet’s “Vision and Hearing” campaign 2Health News:Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk 2
... in the supercomputer MareNostrum at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ... Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have presented the world,s ... new database holds more than 1,700 proteins and is ... been developed to study the basic biology of proteins ...
... brain structure known as the amygdala. It is the amygdala ... and not only triggers palpitations or nausea but can also ... been known about the function of this part of the ... develops, and which of the countless neurons in the amygdaloid ...
... News) -- Middle-aged couples with good "numeracy" skills are wealthier ... Numeracy -- the ability to reason with numbers and ... learned in school, according to the RAND Corporation researchers who ... the U.S. Health and Retirement Survey. The investigators found ...
... WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Offering your baby ... protection against the development of the antibodies associated with type ... disease, new research suggests. When Finnish researchers randomly ... to receive either a regular infant formula, or one that ...
... prostate cancer may have an increased risk of colorectal ... in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ... treatment in men with prostate cancer, although its usage ... effects, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity; the ...
... the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) proudly highlight ... by The Halpin Foundation-ASN Research Grant, created to ... award provides recipients transition funding toward successful application ... PhD (McGill University Faculty of Medicine), the 2008 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists at IRB Barcelona and BSC publish the world's largest video data bank of proteins 2Health News:Circuitry of fear identified 2Health News:Math Skills Boost Couples' Financial Worth: Study 2Health News:Special Infant Formula Might Help Shield Babies from Type 1 Diabetes 2Health News:Special Infant Formula Might Help Shield Babies from Type 1 Diabetes 3Health News:Special Infant Formula Might Help Shield Babies from Type 1 Diabetes 4Health News:Colorectal cancer risk increases in prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy 2Health News:Putting the spotlight on membranous nephropathy 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... HARRISBURG, Pa. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... a routine checkup and cleaning when he or she ... term you,ve probably heard before, you may have several ... You,ll be relieved to know it,s nothing to ... help answer patients, questions and alleviate any anxiety the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... to optimize a product,s web presence to reflect ... Brand websites, in particular, must meet the needs ... regulations and culture. According to ... more than half of the participating companies averaged ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Texas , December 18, 2014 ... networked software application/module that is used to store, ... images. RIS comprises a patient tracking and scheduling ... The integration of RIS with HIS and other ... for patient registration and patient scheduling, patient list ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Root Canals Have Become More Routine 2Building a Best-in-Class Pharma Global Brand Website 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 3
... Inc. today announced that Ho Cho, Ph.D., the company,s ... company,s antibody drug conjugate (ADC) programs at five upcoming ... recent xenograft studies comparing Ambrx ADCs with those created ... been clinically validated as safe and efficacious for creating ...
... YORK, June 22, 2011 (Digital Experience!) -- iHealth ... personal healthcare products including the iHealth BP3 Blood Pressure ... announced that multiple national retail chains will now distribute ... Pressure Monitoring System is now available in all Apple ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ambrx to Present Data from Antibody Drug Conjugate Program at Upcoming Scientific Conferences 2iHealth Lab's Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring System Gets Nationwide Distribution 2
... Rotanta 460 family of ... line that meets a ... They feature high capacity, ... state-of-the-art technology and high ...
... Five models to choose fromTabletops ... refrigeration. Features of the Spinchron DLX ... Smooth, maintenancefree operation with a brushless ... acceleration and deceleration rates; Continuous or ...
The Spinchron 15 centrifuge provides all the versatility and high capacity needed for today's full-service clinical lab needs. This centrifuge is available in a nonrefrigerated model with a speed up ...
... CKX microscopes utilize the infinity-corrected ... and operability in cell checking. ... inverted microscope suited to routine ... fields--from tissue culture and embryology ...
Medicine Products: