• Some ADHD Drugs Slightly Raise Risk Of Heart Birth Defects, Major Study Finds

    7 monthes ago - By CommonHealth Wbur

    About 10 in every 1,000 babies are born with heart defects. Among mothers who take methylphenidate - Ritalin and Concerta - for ADHD, that rises to 13 per 1,000, the study finds.
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  • First trimester ADHD drug exposure increases risk for congenital heart defects

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Krista F. Huybrechts
    Intrauterine exposure to methylphenidate during pregnancy was associated with a small increase in the risk for cardiac malformations; however, this association was not seen with amphetamines, according to data published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    “Data regarding the safety of stimulant medications in early pregnancy are limited,” Krista F. Huybrechts, PhD, from the division of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Given the rapidly increasing use of stimulant
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  • ADHD medication could cause birth defects

    ADHD medication could cause birth defects

    7 monthes ago - By Daily Mail

    Children exposed to ADHD drugs like Ritalin in the first trimester are more likely to have heart deformities, according to a new study by the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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