Are antidepressants and alpha-agonists safe in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Antidepressants and alpha-agonists have an important role in some individuals with ADHD (ADD). Most have well-known adverse-effect profiles. Antidepressants and alpha-agonists can cause cardiac adverse effects, and this possibly must be kept in mind.


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