Best or most successful medicine for a 9 year old boy with ADD and OD

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Kelly - posted on 05/14/2009

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I have a daughter (now 12) with ADHD diagnosis, also ODD as well. She is on Daytrana Transdermal patch (ritalin in patch form). She started with 10 mg, is now just starting 20 mg dose. She tried many other meds, but we could never get her to take them because she WILL NOT swallow pills! Otherwise, I hear that Strattera is wonderful, lot less side affects than some of the other meds for ADD/ADHD. The patch came out a couple of years ago, and it has helped a lot. Not perfect, but better as far as attention. She's also on Risperdal M-Tab, which is a spongy tablet that disolves on the tongue. (Risperdal is a anti-psychotic). This is SUPPOSED to help her mood swings, though I don't think this really helps too much. What I would like to get her on is an anti-depressant; I think that some of the defiant acts she does are related to depression. That's my two cents, hope it helps in some way.

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Coby - posted on 05/15/2009

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My 9 year old is diagnosed ADD/ODD. We have in on Vyvanse for the ADD symptoms ( we previously tried various doses of Strattera but it just didn't work for him) and it seems to really be helping with his concentration at school. For the ODD that last couple of months we've tried two different anti depressants Prozac and Zoloft ( which I wasn't too excited about in the first place) and it really had a strange effect on him, he became almost spacy and unrepsonisve with both. Most recently we tried just .25 mg of Rispridone and within 2 days we noticed he was becoming just plain mean. He's never violent but he wasn't himself. Even with ODD he's a very sweet and sensitve kid and this medicine just made him argue and defensive over EVERYTHING. I know this medicine is taken by many kids for ODD and that it works well for them, but not my little guy. For now we just have him on the Vyvanse since it seems the side effects of everything so far are much worse the dealing with the "regular" ODD symptoms that we deal with.

Kelly - posted on 05/14/2009

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I have a daughter (now 12) with ADHD diagnosis, also ODD as well. She is on Daytrana Transdermal patch (ritalin in patch form). She started with 10 mg, is now just starting 20 mg dose. She tried many other meds, but we could never get her to take them because she WILL NOT swallow pills! Otherwise, I hear that Strattera is wonderful, lot less side affects than some of the other meds for ADD/ADHD. The patch came out a couple of years ago, and it has helped a lot. Not perfect, but better as far as attention. She's also on Risperdal M-Tab, which is a spongy tablet that disolves on the tongue. (Risperdal is a anti-psychotic). This is SUPPOSED to help her mood swings, though I don't think this really helps too much. What I would like to get her on is an anti-depressant; I think that some of the defiant acts she does are related to depression. That's my two cents, hope it helps in some way.

Kelly - posted on 05/14/2009

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I have a daughter (now 12) with ADHD diagnosis, also ODD as well. She is on Daytrana Transdermal patch (ritalin in patch form). She started with 10 mg, is now just starting 20 mg dose. She tried many other meds, but we could never get her to take them because she WILL NOT swallow pills! Otherwise, I hear that Strattera is wonderful, lot less side affects than some of the other meds for ADD/ADHD. The patch came out a couple of years ago, and it has helped a lot. Not perfect, but better as far as attention. She's also on Risperdal M-Tab, which is a spongy tablet that disolves on the tongue. (Risperdal is a anti-psychotic). This is SUPPOSED to help her mood swings, though I don't think this really helps too much. What I would like to get her on is an anti-depressant; I think that some of the defiant acts she does are related to depression. That's my two cents, hope it helps in some way.

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