Due to a small number of respondents in the caffeine and experimental medication groups, chi-square analysis was performed only with the CNS stimulant
and tricyclic antidepressant medication groups.
First, the medication history had to clearly indicate the patient had taken a CNS stimulant
under medical supervision prior to coming to the clinic for a diagnosis of ADHD and prior to any imaging information.
156 5 methylphenidate) CN809 CNS Stimulants
, Other (e.
Some act as CNS stimulants
which can cause an increase in respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature.
The success of CNS stimulants
in promoting wakefulness has led to both dextroamphetamine and Modafinil becoming FDA-approved for alleviating symptoms of the excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy.
These revisions were made after the FDA requested that all manufacturers of CNS stimulants
approved for ADHD add standardized language in the prescribing information about these risks.
The two other treatment options are prescription medications, which are more expensive: modafinil or CNS stimulants
(most commonly amphetamines or methylphenidate).
Use of CNS stimulants
also leads to tolerance, and they have a high potential for dependence.
People who abuse CNS stimulants
or depressants give control of their bodies to the drug, sometimes with dangerous consequences.
Comment: Approval was based on two 4-week studies of almost 200 patients with narcolepsy; most were also on CNS stimulants
Also unknown is how many children receiving antihypertensives and CNS stimulants
did so to treat ADD.
The product classes include CNS stimulants
, anticonvulsives, antipsychotics and antihypertensives.