Updated 08 April 2015

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Medications used to treat ADHD are stimulants.

Red flag signs you should look out for while using a stimulant drug include: chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting or hallucinations. This could indicate potential overdosing.

Head on over to our ADHD Centre for more on managing the condition.


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