News Archive

Use of therapeutic amfetamines in pregnancy

Due to the considerable number of enquiries we have received about treating ADHD in pregnancy with lisdexamfetamine, we have published a summary of the available safety evidence for therapeutic amfetamines

May 2023

Use of methylphenidate in pregnancy

Our latest publication – We applied a meta-analysis approach to summarise the published evidence on cardiac malformation risk after first trimester methylphenidate use. Read the paper here.

Also see our recently updated systematic evidence review on the use of methylphenidate in pregnancy

May 2023

High-dose folic acid in WWE and cancer risk

In response to the results of a large multi-national study investigating cancer risks in the offspring of women with epilepsy who used high-dose folic acid in pregnancy we have prepared a position statement providing our interpretation of the evidence. High-dose folic acid use in women with epilepsy in pregnancy and childhood cancer risk – UKTIS

Link to the study – Cancer Risk in Children of Mothers With Epilepsy and High-Dose Folic Acid Use During Pregnancy

March 2023