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Supporting system response to the ADHD medicine shortage

16 November 2023Practical advice for the system in response to the NatPSA for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medicines.

Prescribing available medicines to treat ADHD

27 September 2023The availability of medicines used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) varies currently. Supply content is maintained regularly by DHSC.

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for ADHD

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. The use of drugs for attention…
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Lactation Safety Information

Methylphenidate
No published evidence of safety for lisdexamfetamine and very limited published evidence of safety for dexamfetamine to which it is converted
Small amounts of dexamfetamine anticipated in breast milk
Monitor infant decreased appetite/weight gain, sleep disturbances, irritability
3 January 2018