Most people are familiar with some of the common side-effects of Adderall : loss of appetite, headache, stomach upset, weight loss and difficulty sleeping. But one of the lesser known side-effects, skin problems can be devastating. An investigation on the adverse effects of Adderall XR in 2006 by the FDA indicated three areas of adverse events: cardiovascular , psychiatric and dematological. A report issued indicated, "The final area of concern that was found in this review, serious adverse skin reactions with Adderall XR, is not currently being addressed." 
According to the medication guide for Adderall XR, adverse reactions can include, "Urticaria, rash, hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema and anaphylaxis. Serious skin rashes, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported." 
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious skin disease, usually resulting from an allergic reaction from a medication. Symptoms include
Why am I not surprised? A study has shown that two classes of drugs often given, in tandem, to people with dementia - a population that also tends to have problems with incontinence - are together causing more rapid functional decline.
In " Dual Treatment of Incontinence and Dementia Associated with Functional Decline ," a study from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, shows that "The two drugs are pharmacological opposites, which led us to hypothesize that the simultaneous treatment of dementia and incontinence could lead to reduced effectiveness of one or both drugs."
The study also says evidence shows "more rapid decline among residents taking both types of drugs represents a significant public health problem because an estimated 33 percent of people with dementia also take a drug for incontinence."
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Can drinking a cup of coffee help ADHD symptoms ? Some experts say "yes" but with limited effectiveness. Caffeine is a stimulant and for millions of people in the United States and around the world it is used on a daily basis to help with alertness in the morning and to fight sleepiness during the day. A cup of coffee can help increase attention and focus , but lacks the overall effectiveness of traditional stimulant medications, such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall. A number of studies have been completed on caffeine and ADHD, but the results are mixed. Some studies found that caffeine helps on tasks involving memory and others have found caffeine to improve concentration but decrease short-term memory. Other studies have found that two to three cups of coffee has the same effect as a low dose of methylphenidate (Ritalin). Caffeine, like stimulant medications, may have a different effect on each person. For some, two cups of coffee each morning can help improve alertness and attention,...
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