? about meds..

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Registered: 09-27-2006
? about meds..
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Wed, 06-02-2010 - 7:29pm

okay so my daughter was on ritalin la 20 mg. we moved to florida I took her off the meds, she's been having a rough time in school, but I wanted to try natural things, nothing has really helped and I had to wait to get insurance.

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Registered: 09-27-2006
Fri, 06-25-2010 - 3:13am

it was methilyn ER.. supposed to be comparable to Ritalin LA the 20mg.. I'm assuming they gave the 36 mg because it was the next one up from 20 mgs we had her on ritalin.. anything less it doesn't work like it should.. the dr that prescribed the meds is a adhd specialist so far the concerta is the best...

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Registered: 02-14-2007
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 7:27pm
That is a big first time dose for concerta - I know concerta.

Denise

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 11:27am
Methylin is a 4 hour med, so lasting a few hours is normal. Thats a big dose of Concerta for one just starting it. what kind of Dr is prescribing?

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 09-27-2006
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 2:51am
well we haven't actually seen the Dr in the practice that specializes in ADHD, but we have an appointment next week. The Methylin was
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 10:39pm

HI


Just because all of the Methylphenidate meds are similar doesn't mean they will all work

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 11-10-2003
Wed, 06-02-2010 - 8:37pm
They are all basically the same drug but have different formulations for delivery. Some have a capsule delivery. Others are in tablet form and there is a patch delivery system also.