Does Straterra affect appetite?

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Does Straterra affect appetite?
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Wed, 07-21-2010 - 12:52pm

DS is on his 4th week of Straterra.

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Wed, 07-21-2010 - 3:09pm

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Thu, 07-22-2010 - 9:39am

According to the dosing instructions that came with the Rx, 25 mg would be the proper initial dosage for my DS.

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Thu, 07-22-2010 - 1:17pm

Yes, that is what it states, but they also recommend starting at 10 mgs, and working up slowly, 10-18-20-25 etc, until target is reached.


I guess it depends on what your psychiatrist feels comfy with.


I would give it a few more weeks, and possibly try giving it at night, unless you already are. DD had appetite issues with it, went from no appetite to eating normally within a few weeks.

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.