Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Adderal and Shortness of Breath



I have been taking 20mg of Adderal in the morning for about four days. The past two days I have began experiencing shortness of breath in the afternoon. About four years ago (age 22) I took adderal for one year. I never experienced this side effect then.

What causes this side effect? Why would I be experiencing it now? Should I have started on less of a dose?


Unfortunately, without knowing much more I cannot answer your question. It's time to call your doctor.

For more information:

Go to the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Susan Louisa Montauk, MD
Formerly Professor of Family Medicine
University of Cincinnati