Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Medication

Updated: Oct 22, 2016
  • Author: Keith K Vaux, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Some children with fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome disorder present with clinically significant impulsivity, hyperactivity, oppositional behavior, and/or sleep disorders. Medication may assist with these symptoms. However, whether these abnormalities due to prenatal alcohol exposure respond to medications that successfully treat these behaviors when they are due to other or unknown causes is not established. Therefore, the successful use of medication may depend on the individual child's history and presentation.