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Offline CareDC

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Heart tests urged before children take ADHD drugs
« on: April 22, 2008, 02:52:24 PM »
Every child prescribed Ritalin or other ADHD drugs should first get heart tests to check for conditions that could put them at risk of sudden unexpected death, U.S. experts are recommending.

The drugs --among the most widely-prescribed pills to Canadian children -- can increase blood pressure and heart rate, side effects that could be dangerous for children with known heart problems or heart defects.

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=64918ca1-7a11-46a1-8435-78874960112f

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Re: Heart tests urged before children take ADHD drugs
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 04:33:36 PM »
I know this is true for 2 people i know on the drugs..one an adult and one is a child.

 

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