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A 23-year-old female asked:

Does adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause birth defects or autism?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: There are no reported birth defects with the use of prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). There has also been no link found between use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and development of autism. Does not mean a child born to a woman who used Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can't develop autism - just does not happen at any increased incidence than the general population.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
No: no vidence for either.

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