ADHD

JULIE - posted on 04/20/2017 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 10 years old son has been used many time release medicine for adhd but always their lasting few hours and teachers always are giving notes about few concentration of my son after 12:00 noon. He starts today with Adderall 15 mg short acting at 7:00 am and other one at 11:30 am. I hope all be fine.

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JULIE - posted on 04/21/2017

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My son always has been used a long lasting medicine in the morning and a booster for after school but these long lasting medicines lost effect at 1:00 pm or before. It seems that this medicines only last a half time in my son. I told the pediatric psychiatrist that I want to try with short release two times in the school. For after school I will need another booster. It is only a try to do things in the other manner. The last medicine was Dyanavel XR with maximun dose of 8 ml or 20 mg and after 1:00 pm the medicine lost the effects. He used too the long lasting medicines focalin, concerta and Vyvanse. I will like that approve a new medicine with long lasting time of 20 hours. These medicines last a half in my son.

Sarah - posted on 04/20/2017

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I am a school nurse and I'd say most of my students on this sort of medication, take a long acting dose in the AM and a "bump" dose of short acting in early to mid afternoon. I am curious why your doctor has not tried that plan? Short in the AM and another at noon will leave your child med free around 3-4pm, potentially making after-school activity or homework very frustrating. If he was on a time release in the morning, it should not have been wearing off that early as well. Were different doses tried? Does the doctor who prescribes this medication specialize in behavioral issues? Has your child ever seen a pediatric psychiatrist?

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