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Anyone used time-release drugs for ADD/ ADHDon their kids ?


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Posted Feb 09, 2002 at 10:19:59 AM
Subject: Anyone used time-release drugs for ADD/ ADHDon their kids ?

my pediatrician recommended we try a time release med for our child who has ADD, as she does not like going to the nurses office for her medication. I have heard that the time-release may not be as effective. I hate to try ..get her hopes up and then go back again. The medicine is called Metadate CD.

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Posted:Feb 14, 2002 7:22:33 AM

My daughter (age 12) has just started metadate CD and so far not much change. My son (age 8) is on Adderall XR and it appears to last him until he gets home at 4:30. An additional 5 mg at that time did not seem to help his "bad mood," and we are trying Prozac. I take 54 mg of Concerta and it hasn't done as much as I hoped yet. We are rather new to all this and have had to switch doctors so I am giving it more time.

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Posted:Feb 20, 2002 11:33:59 PM

My daughter uses Concerta. She started at 18mg in Sept and is at 54mg now. Everyone is different so you have to adjust the medication until you see a significant result. Don't judge by what others take in dosage. Another way to tell if the dose is correct is to ask after they have increased, do they feel shakey like the feeling when you've had too much coffee ie jittery.

Don't give up too soon. Sometimes my daughter has trouble going to sleep, so we might consider a small dose in the evening. We haven't done that yet. The time release seems very effective and takes away the stigma of going to the office. Also, if you delay a dose it takes 20 minutes to get the effect and you've lost some focus time. If Metadate doesn't work ask your doctor for the concerta (it lasts about 12 hours) or Adderall XR (it lasts about 8 hours)

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Posted:Feb 24, 2002 11:59:24 PM

My daughter is current using Adderal XR. In the past she had tried metadate
CD and concerta. Those did not seem to do as well as the Adderal XR. It definitely wears off around 4:30 each day! It's important to just give them a try. Be sure to involve the school nurse and teachers to properly evaluate the effectiveness compared to the twice a day doses.

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Posted:Mar 01, 2002 11:25:37 PM

Wanted to let you know that my neighbor has been selected by his doctor to try the timed release drug. He has been taking meds for 4 years I think.He is in ninth grade and quite honestly hated to take it at lunch- therefore wouldn't and you know the story from there.His mother tells me that it has been wonderful, because he never has to remember to take it and there also isn't the stigma of going to the nurse to get it at lunchtime.
The doctor ran very specific tests and based on the amount he was using three times a day, they chose a good amount to start with there is monthly consultaions with the doctors office. I know they really like it.

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Posted:Apr 18, 2002 9:18:24 PM

I have and my son does too....I have just been challenged my my Mentor/adviser of the pit falls of the time release.
For me the "Addult" I thought it was wonderfulllllll HOWEVER NOW I am re evaluating .. There are recent restriction in place for the time release sale.
I DO BELIEVE THERE IS A NEW FOR OF TIME RELEASE RITALIN WE WILL BE ABLE TO BUY IN AUSTRALIA IN 2 MONTHS
I WILL GET THE NAME....I think it may be the name you used
Karen where do you live?
k in roch wrote:
>
> my pediatrician recommended we try a time release med for our
> child who has ADD, as she does not like going to the nurses
> office for her medication. I have heard that the
> time-release may not be as effective. I hate to try ..get
> her hopes up and then go back again. The medicine is called
> Metadate CD.

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