The medications prescribed for ADHD are classed as psychostimulant and are a controlled drug. The medications have been studied extensively and hardly any long-term side effects have been discovered. When side effects occur, it is usually due to the initial introduction to the medication and the individual getting used to the medication; these are generally mild and last for only a short time. The most common side effects that are reported are the loss of appetite and insomnia, as the medication wares off, the individual on the medication may experience hyperactivity. Side effects of the medication can be explored with the professional prescribing the medication usually by altering the dosage or type of medication.
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