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What meds does your son/daughter use for ADHD Combined type?

Postby Flanders Fields on Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:40 pm

My son has been on Strattera for about a year now and we are still playing around with the dosages. I don't think its right or working for him as he tends to become more "aggressive" or emotional when the dose it at it's therapeutic level. Has anyone else experienced this?
I am open to trying something different. His learning difficulties are not severe so to speak but he does have the combined type of ADHD.

Please share what you like or don't like in regards to side effects so I can please talk to his doctor about this.
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Postby TazDevil on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:08 pm

We have friends who are going to try it to see if it helps. Personally I am a fan of Adderall. It is the only one we found that works for our family and they have tried them all except Strattera and Vivance. Vivance is the same drug as Adderall but it is still too new for the side effects so that is the only one we haven't tried.
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Re: What meds does your son/daughter use for ADHD Combined t

Postby michelle 37 on Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:53 am

my child has being on concerta for at less 5 yrs
and we are very happy with it and works for her
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Re: What meds does your son/daughter use for ADHD Combined t

Postby Flanders Fields on Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:19 pm

Thank you both so far for your recommendations, I will look into these
Any other comments, suggestions?
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Re: What meds does your son/daughter use for ADHD Combined t

Postby beany on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:28 pm

Mine is on Strattera and rispiradone at hs and dexadrine and rispiradone in the am. Has been for a few years but periodically we have to change doses do to altered behaviours. The rispiradone is not for the adhd though
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Re: What meds does your son/daughter use for ADHD Combined t

Postby TazDevil on Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:15 am

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Postby TazDevil on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:44 pm

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Postby Victoria Family Meals on Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:16 am

My son uses Dexedrine with minimal amount of side effects.

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Re: What meds does your son/daughter use for ADHD Combined t

Postby Vaccin8tor on Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:44 pm

Great article from Consumer Reports about ADHD and the medications used:

http://www.consumerreports.org/health/r ... DFinal.pdf

Note: while it is an American-based company, much (if not all) of the article is fully relatable to Canada.
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