Do attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications increase risk of cardiovascular events in young and middle-aged adults?

Updated: Sep 09, 2021
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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A cohort study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2011 showed that current or new use of ADHD medications in young and middle-aged adults was not associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events. The limitations of this study included lack of complete information on some potentially important risk factors. [20]


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