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:8/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 02, ... ... results when the supportive muscles and connective tissues of a woman’s pelvic ... weakness and damage include straining, heavy lifting, obesity, constipation, multiple vaginal deliveries, ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 02, 2015 , ... Back packs can be ... school, however, back packs can wreck havoc on a kid's spine. With school starting ... to and from school. Make sure you are aware of how to help them ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... The ... concern among both men and women often causing pain and discomfort. Those who spend ... this circulatory problem, and Northeast Houston Vein Center is doing what it can to ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... Brig and Lita Hart, icons of the network marketing industry and founders of ... the HOPE Movement of EvolvHealth. In what has been a long-term relationship between the ... their missions of purpose together to change the course of the network marketing industry. ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Lume Wellness creators Alex, Robert, and Sam have announced update ... AppStore. , The app is designed to track various metrics of wellness, including ... view personal health and use this information for positive behavior modification. Lume Wellness keeps ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Minimally Invasive and Robotic Treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Now Available from the Specialists at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control 2Health News:Local AlignLife Doctor Donates Time to Check Back Packs 2Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Warns Men about Varicose Veins 2Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Warns Men about Varicose Veins 3Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 2Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 3Health News:Lume Wellness Launches Health and Fitness Tracker iPhone App 2
... ... 25-28, 2010., EastWestCenter.org/mediaconference , ... (PRWEB) September 25, 2009 -- Join the Asia Pacific Center for Journalists and ... East-West Center,s second biennial international media conference. , , , , ,The conference, hosted on ...
... corporal punishment can affect psychological well-being, , FRIDAY, Sept. 25 ... are spanked might lose IQ points. , The good news ... rise -- and at least one expert believes that part ... out of favor in the United States and elsewhere. , ...
... ... massive weight loss and now is preparing for plastic reconstructive surgery. This very popular ... ... Bariatric Advantage is excited to announce that the “re-launch of ProMend ABG. "The products ...
... ... early-stage colon cancer cells¹: Three newly-announced Prebiotin™ products from Jackson GI Medical build ... ... 2009 -- Prebiotin, one of the few prebiotic supplements featuring the exact full-spectrum prebiotic ...
... , ... Executive Representatives from synergIT and Washington County Present Completion of New Emergency 911 ... ... Information Technology services presented at VMworld - 2009 in San Francisco the firm,s ...
... ... conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Services. , ... Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 25, 2009 -- RCRC Independent ... will provide oversight of research supported or conducted by a federal department or agency within ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hong Kong International Media Conference 2010 2Health News:Hong Kong International Media Conference 2010 3Health News:Hong Kong International Media Conference 2010 4Health News:Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs 2Health News:Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs 3Health News:Bariatric Advantage Re- Launches ProMend ABG Designed to Nutritionallly Support Pre and Post Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Patient 2Health News:Prebiotics Add Heart-Health, Bone-Health and Digestive-Health Support to Research-Proven Cancer Fighting Ability 2Health News:synergIT Presents at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco 2Health News:synergIT Presents at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco 3Health News:RCRC Independent Review Board Announces DHHS Research Oversight 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015 ... 2015 market research report that provides an overview ... using data sourced from in-house databases, secondary and ... and needles market products pipeline spread across 124 ... with 73 tables and 5 figures is now ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015 Quietly, ... of experience, the domestic pharmaceutical industry is strong, with ... products to high international standards. One place ... is in sub-Saharan Africa: Morocco has quietly become the ... South Africa . Indeed, Moroccan pharma companies ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... CHICAGO , July 31, 2015 ... Composition Analyzers Market by Product (Bioimpedance Analyzers (BIA), Dual-Energy ... and Hydrostatic Weighing) - Global Analysis & Forecast to ... Market was pegged at $911.1 Million 2014 and is ... at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2014 to 2019. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 2Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 3Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 4Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 5PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Morocco Pharmaceuticals Report 3Body Composition Analyzers Market Worth $1,425.7 Million by 2019 2Body Composition Analyzers Market Worth $1,425.7 Million by 2019 3Body Composition Analyzers Market Worth $1,425.7 Million by 2019 4
... Hospital of Philadelphia announces a grant of $100,000 ... Program dedicated to providing pediatric specialty consultations to ... "Thanks to the support of ... Philadelphia will be able to embark on a ...
... Six years ago, before smartphones were a veritable cornerstone ... Michigan joined an initiative to begin using similar handheld ... prescribe medications for their patients.  Today, ... (SEMI) reports that more than 7,500 physicians in the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The Verizon Foundation Donates $100,000 to Launch Telemedicine Pilot Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2Entering its Prime: Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative, One of the Nation's Longest Running ePrescribing Programs, Increases Enrollment by 33 Percent; Kicks off Seventh Year 2Entering its Prime: Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative, One of the Nation's Longest Running ePrescribing Programs, Increases Enrollment by 33 Percent; Kicks off Seventh Year 3Entering its Prime: Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative, One of the Nation's Longest Running ePrescribing Programs, Increases Enrollment by 33 Percent; Kicks off Seventh Year 4Entering its Prime: Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative, One of the Nation's Longest Running ePrescribing Programs, Increases Enrollment by 33 Percent; Kicks off Seventh Year 5Entering its Prime: Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative, One of the Nation's Longest Running ePrescribing Programs, Increases Enrollment by 33 Percent; Kicks off Seventh Year 6Entering its Prime: Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative, One of the Nation's Longest Running ePrescribing Programs, Increases Enrollment by 33 Percent; Kicks off Seventh Year 7
... camera system designed for scientific microscope ... digital cameras provides high-resolution, full-color images ... a PC via its Firewire (IEEE ... capability is accompanied by automatic white ...
... is a fully automatic fluorescence photomicrography system ... of even the most difficult specimens. Designed ... PM20 system provide solution to the complex ... their automatic exposure control, the system utilizes ...
... Digital camera systems for optimum image quality ... digital camera system is specifically designed for ... State-of-the-art electronics create bright, vibrant images without ... range offered by the Leica cameras allow ...
... for optimum image quality at low ... system records live cells, motion sequences ... times at the lowest light intensity. ... spectrum assure reliable results in GFP ...
Medicine Products: