Are ADHD Meds Stunting My Son’s Growth?
“Our son has taken ADHD medication for a few years. He’s small for his age, and I read that ADHD medication may stunt growth. Should I take him off the meds?”
Studies regarding the effect of stimulant medications on growth are inconsistent.
I would discuss your concerns with your son’s physician and review his growth chart. Perhaps you’ll discover that he’s always been small for his age. You should be concerned only if he has dropped below his usual growth curve. If so, his physician should explore why.
Updated on April 20, 2017