High blood pressure runs in my family. With failed attempts at lowering it through diet and exercise, I'm considering medication. Should I stop my ADHD meds or can I take both? I'm currently on adderall 20 twice a day.
I do not think you should be on medications that cause HBP, fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats, etc., that is my opinion and you are putting yourself at risk.
Cardiovascular side effects have included tachycardia (6%), palpitations, elevated blood pressure, sudden death, and myocardial infarction. There are isolated reports of cardiomyopathy associated with chronic amphetamine use.
I suggest you contact your DR. and discuss this further.
All the best,
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