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Can Adderall make my blood pressure go higher and cause chest pain?

My friend gave me an adreall to help me study for a test. He said there were no side effects and its wasn’t actually a drug its just like an energy drink. I took it about 2 hours ago and I am seeing black dots in my vision and am having mild chest pain. I already have some what high blood pressure so I’m not actually sure its the adreall

Although most people tolerate Adderall well, there are some potential side effects of the medication, such as headaches, weight loss, and emotional changes. In many cases, Adderall side effects are minor and can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are several side effects of Adderall (such as chest tightness) that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.

Adderall: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking AdderallĀ® (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) if you have:

* Heart problems of any kind
* High blood pressure (hypertension)
* Mental illness, including bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder)
* Seizures or epilepsy
* Tourette syndrome
* Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
* Glaucoma (a condition of the eye)
* Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.

Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:

* Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
* Breastfeeding.

It’s important to also tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Some Adderall Warnings and Precautions
Some Adderall warnings and precautions to be aware of include:

* Adderall can interact with certain medications (see Adderall Interactions).

* Adderall is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that Adderall may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Discuss the safety with your healthcare provider before using Adderall during pregnancy (see Adderall and Pregnancy for more information).

* Adderall passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider. He or she can decide whether you should or should not take Adderall while breastfeeding.

* Amphetamines (including Adderall) are often abused. Taking amphetamines for long periods of time can lead to a dependence on Adderall (see Adderall Abuse for more information). Because Adderall is commonly abused, there are special rules for prescribing Adderall (see Adderall: A Controlled Substance for more information).

* In people with psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder), Adderall can worsen psychotic symptoms, such as thought disorders and behavior problems.

* There have been reports of sudden death in children and adults with heart problems who were taking normal doses of Adderall. If you or your child has heart problems, discuss whether Adderall is appropriate in your situation. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you or your child develops any chest tightness, chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting.

* Adderall can cause an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. In most cases, the increase is small and does not cause problems. However, there is a higher risk for an increase in blood pressure and heart rate for people who already have high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, certain irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), or who have recently had a heart attack.

* Adderall can also worsen tics that are caused by Tourette syndrome. Tell your healthcare provider if you (or your child) have Tourette syndrome before starting Adderall.

* Adderall can cause a temporary slowing of growth and a decreased weight gain in children. This slowing of growth is usually small (less that an inch and less than two pounds), and children usually catch up to within normal limits in time. Your child’s growth should be monitored while he or she is taking Adderall.

* Adderall may affect your ability to perform tasks that require complete concentration, such as driving, operating machinery, or piloting an airplane, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. It is recommended that you discuss this with your healthcare provider.

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