Some medications used to treat ADHD cause dizziness, which is the feeling of loss of stability. The medications that cause this adverse side effect do so frequently. However, this side effect is usually mild and remits when the patient stops taking the treatment.
How is ADHD treatment related to dizziness?
Dizziness is a feeling of loss of stability and is often accompanied by a cold sweat and the sensation that objects in your surroundings are moving.
Most medications used to treat ADHD cause dizziness. Studies lasting a few weeks or months show that just under 10% of patients are affected by dizziness. This is twice as likely in ADHD patients who do not receive active treatment. However, this side effect usually improves when the treatment dose is reduced, and remits when treatment is withdrawn.