Taking Ritalin can cause long-lasting, painful and dangerous erections (even in kids) that may cause permanent damage if untreated
- The FDA says ong-term use of the medication used to treat ADHD can cause a potentially serious medical condition called priapism
- Priapism is an erection that lasts far longer than normal–even for several hours–and can cause serious damage if left untreated
- Sales of ADHD medications like Ritalin have skyrocketed in recent years–from $4B to a whopping $9B between 2007 and 2012
Use of the extremely common ADHD medication Ritalin can cause dangerously long-lasting, unwanted erections with long-term use.
The Food and Drug Administration released a statement Tuesday announcing it will update its priapism, a condition that can permanently damage a patient’s penis.
The stimulant drug in Ritalin, methylphenidate, is also found in the brand names Daytrana and Concerta–an extended release version often prescribed to adutls–among many others.
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