10 ADHD Medication Mistakes Even Doctors Make

If your doctor starts lecturing you about the "average dose of Adderall," share these ADHD medication rules she might not know — but should — to minimize symptoms and optimize your treatment plan.

If you have high blood pressure, you can't take stimulants.

ADHD adults should have a thorough physical and have their blood pressure checked before beginning any new medication. But the idea that hypertension precludes taking ADHD medication is a myth. In fact, there are medications for ADHD that lower blood pressure -- like guanfacine -- that can be used as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, stimulants.
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