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Overprescribing of ADD/ADHD Medications

As a parent, your child’s health is of the utmost importance. For the parents of a child who has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) pharmaceutical treatments might seem to offer the best option. While there are positive effects associated with these types of stimulant drugs, if they are not prescribed carefully, the consequences can be troubling.

Some doctors rely excessively upon ADD/ADHD medications and overprescribe them. This can increase your child’s risk of experiencing the negative side effects associated with ADD/ADHD drugs. If your child has experienced adverse health effects and overprescribing of the medications may be to blame, contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.

The Negative Effects of ADD/ADHD Medications

While there is some degree of risk associated with the use of any pharmaceutical product, the overprescribing of a drug can amplify the dangers. ADD and ADHD medications have been shown to cause the following side effects:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Heightened anxiety

If you have observed that your child has exhibited signs of these side effects and the severity has continued to increase, it may indicate that your son or daughter has been overprescribed a drug. Left unresolved, these side effects can produce more dangerous complications, and it is important that you hold a negligent medical professional accountable.

Contact Us

If you believe your child has been overprescribed an ADD or ADHD medication, do not hesitate to call us today. Contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 to learn more about your legal rights. You may be able to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. A successful legal action can help you to address medical bills and other damages incurred by the overprescribing of a medication.