Adderall Claim Information
Adderall is a stimulant prescribed to children to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). An extended, once-a-day form of the
drug, called Adderall XR, was considered a breakthrough because it allowed patients to skip midday doses taken during school hours.
But then came reports of at least 20 sudden deaths – 14 of them children – and strokes among Adderall XR users. These reports were alarming enough to convince Canadian health officials on Feb. 9, 2005 to order Shire Pharmaceuticals Group PLC to remove Adderall from the market in Canada.
Even though none of the reported deaths linked to Adderall occurred in Canada, health regulators there recorded eight separate reports of other adverse reactions ranging from skin rash to convulsions among Adderall patients.
Only 11,000 patients are prescribed Adderall XR in Canada. In the United States about 1 million people take one form of Adderall, with most, or roughly 700,000, taking Adderall XR .
Common Adderall Side Effects
Adderall has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials, with many people having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects occurring in the group of people taking the drug are always documented and compared to the side effects that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on the studies of Asserall XR (a long-acting version of Adderall), the most common side effects included:
- Loss of appetite (anorexia)
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty sleeping (indomnia)
- Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
- Temporary increases in blood pressure
- Weight loss
- Emotional changes
- Nausea, upset stomach, or vomiting
- Feeling of weakness (asthenia)
- Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
- Infection, including urinary tract infection (UTI)
The following are rare, less reported Adderall side effects:
- Phonetic tics
- High blood pressure
- Rapid pulse rate, elevated blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing
- Tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
- Blurred vision
- Change in sexual ability or desire chest pain
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Growth suppression
- Mental/mood changes
- Numbness or tingling in an arm or leg
- One-sided weakness
- Painful or frequent urination
- Severe headache
- Severe stomach pain
- Severe weight loss
- Sudden severe dizziness, fainting, or vomiting
- Uncontrolled muscle movement
- Unusual weakness or tiredness
- Vision or speech changes
Adderall can also cause a temporary slowing of growth in children. This slowing of growth is usually minimal (less than an inch and less than two pounds). In time, children usually catch up to within normal limits.
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If you experienced serious side effects from the use of Adderall, or a person died due to an adverse reaction while taking Adderall, you may have a claim for legal compensation.
Legal compensation claims involving a Adderall disease or death caused by Adderall are usually made by filing a Adderall claim as a court case.
All states have statutes of limitations that determine the time period allowed to file a Adderall claim. The applicable statute of limitation, or deadline to file claims, varies from state to state, and the personal injury statute of limitation deadline can be different from the wrongful death statute of limitation deadline within the same state. For example, in some states a personal injury claim must be filed within 3 years from the date the Adderall-related disease or Adderall drug interaction is diagnosed, while a wrongful death claim must be filed within 2 years from the date of a death caused by Adderall. In some states, the statutes of limitations may be as short as 1 year from the date of diagnosis or death.
Because of these varying deadlines, you should not delay filing your claim to obtain legal advice and legal representation when there is a possible Adderall claim involving a Adderall injury or a Adderall death.