Muscle-Wasting Side Effect “Rhabdo” Seems To Apply To Entire ADHD Class Of Drugs Given That April 2015 FDA Letter Was Sent To All Manufacturers
SUMMARY: An April 2015 FDA letter to drug companies stated that new safety information pertaining to the association between the use of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medications and rhabdomyolysis, or “rhabdo” for short, should be added to the drug labels. Some of the more popular ADHD medications in the US are:
Next, an April 2015 Health Canada safety alert let us know that methylphenidate products such as Concerta and Ritalin have been associated with prolonged and painful erections — a medical condition called priapism — in male patients, including children.
We will continue to watch for further developments concerning the safety profiles of popular ADHD drugs such as Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, Strattera, and Vyvanse.[Read this article in full at original source]