ADHD drug ‘does not stunt growth’ in kids: study

International researchers also found no effect on psychiatric or neurological symptoms for up to two years of treatment

Long-term methylphenidate use in children with ADHD is safe and does not impair growth or development, a large real-world study shows.

The international researchers had previously reported a “slight growth deficit” in young patients prescribed the drug, but have now ruled out such an effect.