Effects of long-term methylphenidate use on growth and blood pressure: results of the German health interview and examination survey for children and adolescents (KiGGS)
Man, Kenneth K. C.
BioMed Central Ltd.
Concerns have been raised over the safety of methylphenidate (MPH), with regard to adverse effects on growth and blood pressure. Our study investigates whether, and to what extent, methylphenidate use in boys with ADHD is associated with having low body mass index (BMI), having low height, and increased systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
ADHD , Methylphenidate , Safety , Growth , BMI , Blood Pressure
McCarthy, S., Neubert, A., Man, K.K., Banaschewski, T., Buitelaar, J., Carucci, S., Coghill, D., Danckaerts, M., Falissard, B., Garas, P. and Häge, A., 2018. Effects of long-term methylphenidate use on growth and blood pressure: results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS). BMC psychiatry, 18(1), (327). DOI:10.1186/s12888-018-1884-7