ADHD children and their parents face many unforeseen dangers due to shortages of ADHD drugs!
Shortages of drugs used to treat ADHD in children and teens
may cause much more risk than just increased behavior problems, poor concentration, and learning difficulties.
During recent shortages of ADHD medications
such as Adderall
, most parents assumed the biggest problem they could face would be due to the fact that their ADHD child
would run out of medication and his or her attention span and impulsive behavior
would worsen and they would start making failing grades again.
Unfortunately, as many ADHD experts will tell you, the side effects of not having ADHD drugs probably won’t come close to the other more serious consequences of ADHD drug shortages
The more serious effects of children and teens not being able to get their ADHD medications lies in the risks of substitution induced side effects and experimentation with other drugs and chemicals to replace those ADHD drugs
As ADHD drugs
have become unavailable or scarce, parents are often scrambling to buy 12 pills here and 7 pills there, jumping from pharmacy to pharmacy. Many times, these drugs differ by maker, especially if they are generic. That means… Read the rest