What are the side effects of taking medications for ADHD?
Common side effects of psychostimulant medications include: Decreased appetite and reduced weight; Problems with sleeping; Headaches, and; Stomach pains. Other less common side effects that have be reported include: Slowed growth in children; Dizziness; Anxiety; Restlessness, and; Irritability and crying spells. Psychostimulant medication can also cause increases in heart rate or blood pressure, although these increases are usually small and will be monitored by your specialist. Most of the side effects caused by stimulant medications can be reversed or managed. Letting your specialist know about them is an important part of managing ADHD.