Ritalin OK for most pediatric cancer survivors

07/16/2009 | Reuters

Most childhood cancer survivors do well on Ritalin treatment for attention deficit problems, according to a study in Pediatrics. Researchers said some children, including girls and those with low IQs, should be more closely monitored for side effects. Children who were brain tumor survivors also were more than three times as likely to stop taking the drug because of side effects.

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