Children and teenagers who use stimulants to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) are 20% more likely to visit the emergency room or doctor’s office.

hyper little girl According to the research published in the journal Pediatrics, children and teens using such drugs are more likely to experience heart-related symptoms, such as a racing heartbeat.

In 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Safety Advisory Committee recommended “black box” warnings about cardiovascular risks associated with central nervous system stimulants, which are known to raise blood pressure and heart rate.