Tam - posted on 09/19/2010 ( 45 moms have responded )
My 9 year old has ADHD and still won't swallow pills whole, which makes trying some of the other medications impossible. I can't seem to get him to do it, he's very stubborn. He was on Vyvanse (opened and put in water) but has been off since spring. He gained back weight, sleeps better, seems happier, less irritable. If I have to put him on something I would like to try a non stimulant like Strattera or intuniv but they must be kept whole. I really don't want to put him on the vyvanse again but the resource room teacher e-mailed me Friday asking whats up, he can't concentrate At all etc. She has worked with him for three years. This was the test to see if the meds are even worth it. Focusing is the ONLY reason he's on them and even with them it's a huge struggle for him to pay attention. So does anyone have a magic trick up their sleeve to teach a child who thinks they will choke how to swallow a pill whole?