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Side Effects Of Using Medication In Adhd
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One of the most common medications given to cure the inattentive and hyperactive symptoms of ADHD symptoms is the use of stimulants. Though stimulants ease the symptoms of the disorder, there are also side effects that the said medication can cause the patient. There are four major and common after effect s that stimulants produce. These are decrease in appetite, problems in sleeping habit, anxiety and irritability. At the same time, there are some minor problems that the use of stimulants can cause. It is significant for you to know this.

When patients experience decrease in their appetite, it must be addressed to the attending doctor because a healthy and balanced lifestyle is important for the treatment of the disorder. The patient must take nutritious meals according to what the health specialists have recommended. Weight gain and loss issues must also be considered and must be properly addressed to.

Another is sleeping problems. When ADHD patients are experiencing difficulties in their sleeping habits, the doctor may recommend lower dosage of stimulants or not to prolong the intake of those. The attending doctor may also recommend that stimulants may better be taken in the morning rather than to have it in the afternoon or in the evening. Clonidine may also be given to patients. Clonidine is an antidepressant or a blood pressure medication that can give relief to the sleeping problems of the patients. There must be a good and consistent sleeping habit and routine that can be best accompanied with pleasant music and a drink of a glass of milk.

The use of stimulants as medication for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder may also result to experiencing tics. Tics are characterized by the development of sudden, recurring movements or sounds that are uncontrollable. Shifting the dosage of the stimulant given can probably remove the tics. Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder can also experience personality shift such as being flat or experiencing being emotionless. If these things happen, it is better that parents or health specialists must talk or have a conversation with their children regarding the issue.

Issues with regard to the safety of the use of stimulants have also been argued upon. Research and studies have proven the intake of stimulants as medication is safe. Stimulants do not produce effects to children such as those of the prohibited drugs. Though kids may feel indifferent or slightly funny, still these are normal feelings.


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