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ADHD Medication For Children


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Is your child struggling with the symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Is your child’s doctor considering putting your child on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Are you worried? It is completely normal to be a parent and be worried and concerned about having your child go on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, despite the fear and concern associated with putting your child on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, do not be worried. This article will describe two types of medication specifically prescribed for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These two types of medication used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children include Concerta and Daytrana.

Concerta

The first type of medication I would like to discuss that is prescribed for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is called Concerta. Concerta is prescribed for children 6 years old and older. According to concerta.net, “One morning dose of CONCERTA® provides all-day ADHD symptom control. CONCERTA® is the only ADHD treatment with the unique OROS® delivery system, which slowly releases medication at an increasing rate throughout the day. One morning dose covers your child’s busy day — including the all-important homework hours between the hours of 4 and 6 pm.”

Daytrana

In addition to Concerta, another type of medication prescribed for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is called Daytrana.  Daytrana is prescribed for children 6 years old and older.  On an even further note, Daytrana is a patch.   According to http://www.daytrana.com/, “Daytrana provides long-lasting symptom control for up to 10 hours when worn for 9 hours-the recommended maximum wear time.  When applied, Daytrana takes effect after 2 hours.  Effects will last for up to 3 hours after being removed.  Consult your doctor about early removal of the patch.”

Conclusion

To conclude this article, it is understandable to be worried and anxious about putting your child on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication.  However, do not be afraid of putting your child on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication.  Focus on the benefits of the medication, as opposed to the side effects of the medication, to be specific.  In particular, on a first note, Concerta, prescribed for children 6 years old and older, lasts in your child’s system all day, even while they are doing homework at 6PM at night.  On a second and final note, Daytrana, also prescribed for children 6 years old and older, is a patch which can last up to 10 hrs.

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ADHD Medication For Children


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2019). ADHD Medication For Children. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 4, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/08/adhd-medication-for-children/

 

Last updated: 28 Mar 2019
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