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Adderall Lawsuits Filed Over Heart Problems

Research shows that amphetamine salts meant to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder—sold under the brand names Adderall and Adderall XR—might cause fatal heart-related side effects. The Rottenstein Law Group compassionately advocates for those who have suffered Adderall side effects. If you or a loved one has taken Adderall and believe it caused an injury, contact RLG for a free, confidential legal consultation immediately. We will evaluate your case and remain on the lookout for Adderall recalls and Adderall class action lawsuits. RLG might be the Adderall law firm you have been looking for.

What Is Adderall and What Is It Prescribed For?

Adderall is the brand name for drugs derived from amphetamine salts. Although its instant release form is available as a generic through Teva Pharmaceuticals, in October 2001 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the Irish pharmaceutical company, Shire plc, a patent for an extended release version of Adderall, which comes in the form of oral tablets taken once daily. Adderall XR is commonly used, and in 2010 U.S. pharmacies filled 3.6 million Adderall prescriptions, which sold for $837.4 million. The price declined rapidly that year because Adderall XR became generically available in 2009. Nevertheless, in 2010, the generic form of Adderall XR was the seventh most frequently prescribed drug in the United States.

Scientists believe that the amphetamine salts composing Adderall are “monoamine reuptake inhibitors,” which means they prevent the absorption of released neurotransmitters. Specifically, Adderall belongs to the norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) drug class. Both norepinephrine and dopamine regulate stress levels in the human brain, and a shortage of dopamine inhibits cognition. By increasing their presence, Adderall eases ADHD symptoms.

On May 30, 2012, the FDA issued an alert warning the public that unscrupulous businesses were selling 30 mg Adderall tablets on the Internet. These tablets are counterfeits because they contain the wrong ingredients. Adderall is made up of amphetamine salts, but these tablets contain tramadol and acetaminophen, which are both painkillers.

Adderall Might Cause Deadly Cardiac Side Effects

The FDA believes Adderall causes the following side effects:

  • Sudden death in children and adolescents with structural cardiac defects; and
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate.

Click here to read more about Adderall side effects.

RLG’s Adderall Lawyers Will Make Things Easier

The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The Adderall lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who harmed you shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file an Adderall lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. RLG will also keep you up to date on any Adderall class action lawsuits, FDA Adderall warnings, and Adderall FDA recall announcements. If you have taken Adderall and believe it harmed you, contact RLG today.

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