Citizens Committee on Human Rights

The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

ADHD Drugs Side Effects Reported to Australia’s Drug Regulatory Agency

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This page has the side effects reported for ADHD drugs to Australia’s drug regulatory agency, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

CCHR has previously obtained the adverse drug reaction reports (ADRs – named Public Case Details) of various classes of psychiatric drugs several times. CCHR provides them here as a service to the public and in the interests of full transparency as they are no longer available from the TGA.

Exactly what these files of side effects are and how to use them is on the Side Effects page on this link: http://spellboundweb.net/dev8d7f6site/side-effects/

Warning: The information enclosed in these documents is not intended to supplement medical advice or be used to guide medical/therapeutic decisions. These Adverse Drug Reports are not medical histories.
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No one should stop taking any psychiatric drug without the advice and assistance of a competent medical doctor due to withdrawal syndrome (worsening of symptoms ― new ―not before experienced symptoms). The TGA has issued warnings concerning withdrawal syndrome.

 2008  ADHD Drugs

Medicine Summaries

Overall Medicine Summaries for all ADHD drugs are in one document, commencing with atomoxetine (Strattera).
There is also an overall summary of the Medicine Summaries to date.
TGA explanatory notes regarding how to read 2007 summaries.

Adverse Drug Reactions – Public Case Details

Click on each drug below to view the individual adverse drug reactions for each drug listed.

 2009  ADHD Drugs

Medicine Summaries

Overall summary of all ADHD drugs reported to end of August 2009.
TGA explanatory notes regarding how to read 2009 summaries.

Click on each drug below to view the medicine summary for each drug listed.

  • Attenta: View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Concerta: View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Dexamphetamine: View here (Note: has since been re-named to dexamfetamine) (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Methylphenidate: View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Methylphenidate (no trade name): View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Ritalin: View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Atomoxetine (Strattera): View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)

Adverse Drug Reactions – Public Case Details

Click on each drug below to view the individual adverse drug reactions for each drug listed.

  • Attenta: View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Concerta: View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Dexamphetamine: View here (Note: has since been re-named to dexamfetamine) (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Methylphenidate: View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Ritalin: View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)
  • Antomoxetine (Strattera): View here (this file contains all the ADRs from 1981 to 2009)

 2011  ADHD Drugs

Medicine Summaries

Overall summary of total of all ADRS reported up to April 2011.

Click on each drug below to view the medicine summary for each drug listed.