concerta b vs vyvanse

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Registered: 04-29-2010
concerta b vs vyvanse
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Thu, 04-29-2010 - 9:00pm
I have an important questions concerning vyvanse versus concerta b. My seven year old son is taking concerta b.

My friend has mentioned that she had a family member on concerta b who exhibited a disorder called "act on impulse" which caused him to act without thinking. She says he is now on vyvanse and is doing much better.

Can anyone comment on this? Thanks.
Margaret
marga222
marga222
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 10:40pm
Sounds like you mean ADHD-impulsive? What's your son diagnosed with, anyhow? Generally, ADHD is one of those things where all that matters is what works for YOUR child. What works for another kid with pretty much the same symptoms won't necessarily work for your kid, or if it doesn't work for the other kid, it still could work for yours (within the range of normally used ADHD meds, of course, and both Concerta & Vyvanse are normally used ADHD meds)
Megan
Megan
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 11:45pm

HI, and welcome


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

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Registered: 04-29-2010
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 12:39am
Thanks for the response.
marga222
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 12:10pm
Depending on the type of ADHD, the meds may need to be changed. There may also be comorbids that exacerbate ADHD issues. I would contact your Psychiatrist about the meds.

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.