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i am concerned about my adhd medication affecting my growth spurt?

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Dr. David Namerow
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely.: Years ago, there were some studies that suggested a negative impact on growth with certain adhd meds. However, carefully done studies over time have been able to show no effect on growth. Currently, there are 8 or 9 meds for adhd. While they all may work differently, your doc should choose and titrate the dose carefully. The correct dose and med is transformative for many children!
Answered on Dec 20, 2013

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