Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medication For Child

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] is a brain disorder. Many children suffer from this problem. They are treated by various medicines.

When a child's schoolwork and behavior improve as soon as we start the medication, the parents, and teachers get impressed with the drug for causing the desirable change so sudden.

But these changes are actually the child's own strengths and natural abilities that come out from behind after the administration of the drug. We if Give credit only to the medication, there is every possibility of the child getting depressed.

The medication alone does not make these changes. The child also must supply the effort and ability. In order to make the child happy and competent the parents and teachers need to praise the child, not the drug.

It is the duty of the parent to make the child feel comfortable about a medication, they are consuming every day.

They should never feel that because they take medicine they are bit or lot different from their classmates. Parents and teachers should make the child view the medication positively.

Pemoline -Cylert [pemoline] ranks third in sales for the treatment of ADHD. This medicine is manufactured by Abbott. cylert differs from other stimulant medications by its n onset of action of about an hour after the administration.

Hence this medicine must be taken for 1-2 weeks before improvement appears. The dosage of this medication must be increased in increments of 18.75mg every 2-3 days.

Cylert is more expensive when compared with Ritalin or Dexedrine.liver enzyme changes have been reported in child taking Cylert. Baseline liver enzymes are recommended along with this medicine.

Child with either liver or kidney problem should not take this medication.Cylert is an excellent alternative for child with cardiovascular disease as it has no effect on this system. Cylert can cause insomnia, and appetite suppression.

Methamphetamine HCL -Desoxyn is not used commonly in the treatment of ADHD. Desoxyn is manufactured Abbott. Desoxyn is about 2-3 times more expensive than Dexedrine,the other popular medicine that is used in the treatment of ADHD.

Desoxyn is very effective for the Inattentive form of ADHD. the Onset of action is 20-30 minutes after the drug administration. The effect lasts for 3 to 4 hours. Desoxyn is contraindicated in child with glaucoma.

Dextroamphetamine saccharate/Dextroamphetamine sulfate - this medicine is one of the popular stimulant medications. This medicine in usage and efficacy is second only to Ritalin in the treatment of ADHD.

The generic equivalent of this medicine is Dextroamphetamine Sulfate. The onset of action is 30 minutes after the administration .The effect will last for 3 to 4 hours.


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