My child has ADHD and tics and I was wondering if other mom's whose child is given Intuniv were told they needed to get an EKG before beginning the med
Meredeth - posted on 02/03/2013
My son was placed on intuniv has adhd and tourettes and after starting it I read that some MD want an EKG for heart first but the psychiatric community does not think this is necessary unless there is a family history of heart problems or a known problem. Obviously the psychiatrists are the ones who prescribe this for adhd and not regular pediatrician usually. I think it is prudent and my sons annual is coming up and I was going to discuss this with pediatrician. Most cardiologists get an EKG before prescribing it. By the way has decreased adhd and tics in him, seems really good for adhd and tourettes kids.
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