Changes to some stimulant medication for use in pregnancy

29 Jul 2021

Nerissa Ferrie

by Ms Nerissa Ferrie

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The TGA recently updated the Product Information documents for methylphenidate to reflect the change of category for use in pregnancy.

According to the TGA, the pregnancy category for methylphenidate was changed from pregnancy Category B3 to Category D due to a small increased occurrence of foetal cardiac malformations in women who received methylphenidate during the first trimester of pregnancy, compared with non-exposed pregnancies seen in large observational studies.

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