Anyone us ADHD meds that come in liquid, chewable or patches????

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Just trying to get some info on ADHD meds. My son will not take a pill. I can only crush it and hide it in his drink if it doesnt taste too bad. I am looking for some feedback from anyone that used a liquid, chewable tablet or patch for ADHD

Thanks

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Kelly - posted on 08/12/2009

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Patches: Daytrana Pro: it's a patch Con: They are hard to get the backing off of and some children like to pull them off.

Liquid: Methylin (methylphenidate) Pro: it's a liquid, comes in 5mg/5ml and 10mg/5ml Con: it's not long acting like many of the pills, (Adderall XR, Concerta, Focalin XR) and has to be taken more frequently. Also, your child may not like the taste.



I am a compounding pharmacist. I don't know of any recipes off hand for making these dextroamphetamine into a suspension, however it is theoretically possible. If you have Walgreens near you, each district has at least one (or more) compounding pharmacies. If you go to walgreens.com you can find a compounding pharmacy in your area. They could contact the compounding recourse center for you to see if a recipe exists and then you'd have to get the rx from your doctor (because these drugs are CII's).



I have made Strattera suspension, so I know that is possible. And several other psych drugs come in liquid or orally dissolving tablet formulations. See your local pharmacist for more specific information.

Cary - posted on 08/12/2009

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i believe adderall comes in liquid ask your pharmacy what is available for you to make it easier. my son used to take trileptol which is for adha the moodiness he had in liquid form.

Kathleen - posted on 08/09/2009

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My son is on the Daytrana patch. It's FANTASTIC! It's been the only one that really has helped the most. Ask your doctor about it.

Holly - posted on 08/07/2009

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There is also another med that comes in pill form, I forget what its called, I will check first thing in the morning, my son was prescrided a few months back before the patches, but it was a capsule with little beads of medicine inside, you open the capsule and sprinkle in in food, like yogurt or something and mix it up. It will not work in liquids though because it doesn't dissolve

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Jennifer - posted on 03/04/2013

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Daytrana was great (the patch) but it left burn marks on my sons skin. Methyo made him throw up. Now dont know what to do.

Peg - posted on 02/11/2013

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We went through all of this w/ my 6yo son. We found the best thing was Vyanses -20mg capsule that I take apart and dissolve some of it in a very small amt. of choc. milk. He is not allowed to have choc. milk and it masks the taste. We tried sprikle capsule (wouldn't take on food, Daytrana (started peeling it off everyday) and Straterra (could't stand the taste.) My pharmacy could not get the chewable Methylin and Vyvanse turned out to be the best choice for us.

Amy - posted on 01/01/2013

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Have you figured anything out yet that works to get your son to take his meds? I am having the EXACT same problem with our 6 year old son and we too have tried EVERYTHING, rewards, punishment, hiding it, etc. He is seeing a therapist to help, we have our 2nd appointment on Wed. this week - he shows oppositional behavior in other areas too, so that's the 'current theory' on why he is fighting it! ;-) Let me know if you figure something out!!

Colleen - posted on 11/08/2012

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I NEED HELP! Initially when we started my 5 year old on Aderall XR we did not tell him that he was on the med, but we were so stressed hiding it in applesauce, yogurt, drinks etc.. and wasting so much meds we finally told him he had medicine he had to take everyday. Now we can't get him to take it at all. We try enticing him with a few spoonfuls of ice-cream- anything. We have kept him hime but we are both physicians and can't miss anymore work. I do not want to hold him back but I feel we are getting to a place where we might need to. Any suggestions? Can I put it in a pancake and cook it, can I put it in oatmeal and add hot water? WE NEED HELP!

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only adderal works for my son. he has had an oral averson since birth he's 10 now and we just open the capsule and put the 'sprinkles" in the middle of a spoonful of choc pudding.

Jessica - posted on 08/13/2009

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Both my kids are on ADHD meds. The doctors started mine out on Aderall(sprinkles form), Vyvance (sprinkles form) Let your doctor know you are having trouble the sprinkles is great break open the capsule dump it in pudding or something they will eat (pudding works best) Stir it up and let them eat. only bad part is they have to eat all the pudding so I put it all in a spoonful that way if they did not eat the whole thing it was not a big deal cause they already got the full dose in the first bite

Holly - posted on 08/07/2009

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Hi my 4 yr old son had ADHD aspergers and SID or SPD, he cannot swallow pills because of the SPD so he was on a patch for a while called Daytrana and now he is on a liquid that is called nortryptaline(sp?) Neither have worked on my son because of the aspergers, but every child is different. Good luck!

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I have a compounding pharmacy about30 minutes from me. I have a feeling they can only compound these things into a suppository. But it is another option I will keep open. Thanks

Jennie - posted on 08/04/2009

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Do you have a compounding pharmacy near you? I know that many times they can make up a med mixture for you.

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