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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Adderal and Shortness of Breath

08/13/2007

Question:

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?

Answer:

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

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Response by:

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