Painful priapism linked to ADHD drugs

The warning was made based on a recent review of methylphenidate products and states that in rare instances they can cause priapism.

Drug labels and patient medication guides in the US have been updated to include information about the rare but serious risk of priapism.

A spokesperson for the TGA has advised that it is aware of the FDA label change for methylphenidate products but no reports of priapism associated with them have been made in Australia.

They said the TGA will review the information to see if any regulatory action is required in the Australian context.

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