Problem with medication administration in a 4 yr old with ADHD

Anastasia - posted on 08/28/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have 3 boys with ADHD, 20, 16 and 4. the 2 oldest were 8 when diagnosed and were able to swallow pills. For the little one he has been in a specialized preschool for a year for language and developmental delays, I was told he couldnt be diagnosed until 4,. He was diagnosed on Wednesday with ADHD. We made the decision to medicate him because we were told if things didnt change in this school year he would go into a contained class for kindergarten instead of main streaming him with support. His inability to focus impacts on his following directions, staying seated and behavoiral problems in the class room, so we have started with treating with Focalin XR, which is not going so great since we have to open the capsule and mix it with a teaspoon of something, weve tried pudding yogurt chocalate syrup, the only thing that worked was an omelet with tomato and cheese, anyone have a solution to this problem since he will need to take it early in the am before getting on the bus, and making an omelette every morning for a teaspoon is not pratical. Any advice would be welcomed although I have tons of expereince with ADHD , My 4 yr old is nothing like the older 2, he is 100 times more active than the otlder boys, I really could use some help on this one.

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Anastasia - posted on 08/29/2010

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There is one that comes in a patch but I dont know its strength , the dosage may be too high

Stephanie - posted on 08/28/2010

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does the med come in any other form? my brother (now a grownup) takes clonadine but not the pills, he uses the patch.

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