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February 1975

Lack of Abnormalities in a Newborn Exposed to Amphetamine During Gestation

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pharmacy (Mr. Briggs), pediatrics (Dr. Samson), and obstetrics/gynecology (Dr. Crawford), Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach (Calif).

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(2):249-250. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120390075017

A woman with idiopathic narcolepsy of long duration was treated with large doses of dextroamphetamine sulfate throughout pregnancy. A normal girl was delivered without signs of amphetamine intoxication; she is alive and well at 18 months of age. No toxic effects or malformations have been observed in the infant. A brief discussion of the literature pertaining to amphetamine teratogenesis is presented.

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