Does anyone else's child take Focalin?
HI, and welcome.
Focalin is a 4 hour med,
Thank you to both of you.
Have you talked to his doctor about his behavior?
Melody -- He could be having bad rebound in the afternoons as the medication is wearing off. Our son had that with Adderall and we saw the nickname "Madderall" first-hand -- random rages like nothing he was doing before. This wasn't acceptable to us and we pulled him off Adderall right away.Our son is now on Concerta and doing great. Not all medications will cause anger like you're seeing. Yes, kids with ADHD can have aggression problems (ours sure did), but if you're seeing new behavior crop up as the medication is wearing off, red flag to me.If this is new, you can tell the doctor you're not keeping him on the same dosage of Focalin and want to try something else. If this psychiatrist won't listen to you, find another psychiatrist who will. You call the shots as his mom. Good luck!
I understand completely!!!!