He won't take his medication!

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Registered: 11-30-2009
He won't take his medication!
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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 10:31am

I am Heidi and new to this board.

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 9:53pm

fiona_g81

I posted the message on here about my son over a year ago and things have not changed too much.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2005
Fri, 09-23-2011 - 9:51pm

When my kids were younger, they were VERY hard to get medication into.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-25-2011
Fri, 09-23-2011 - 4:44pm

You have to be the "pill Police" and I know it is hard - but you have

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 09-22-2011 - 5:55pm

Many kids don't like to take their medication.

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Registered: 09-22-2011
Thu, 09-22-2011 - 12:45pm

Heidi my son is 11 and he has been on concerta for 4 weeks he is really unhappy aswell that he has to take medication but is still taking it anyway but i am sure there willl com a day when he will refuse it and this is a big worry for me how has it worked out for you

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 6:55pm
It's Citrus that can affect the way the meds work, but fats are encouraged. They can however prolong the release of some meds, so too much isn't a good idea. A little Ice cream isn't going to affect meds though.

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: 03-31-2003
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 6:37pm

My daughter has been on Focalin XR for 3 yrs now.


Lori


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 3:28pm

If he refuses to take it for you, but takes it for someone else just fine then he is playing you. It is a Power struggle, and one you have to win.


I would take away privileges if he doesn't take it, or makes himself vomit( they CAN vomit at will, DD was a pro). For example, "If you take your meds nicely then after school you can

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

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-10-2003
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 10:07am
I think the patch is worn on the hip, so under clothing/underwear. So, hopefully he would forget about it. The CL has experience with the patch so maybe she'll be able to offer some advice. We've had good results at that age with the reward chart so I would definitely try. Keep us posted!
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Registered: 03-09-2009
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 10:01am
Well, what does he like to do? Does he like to watch tv, or is there a favourite toy that he plays with, or maybe he loves riding his bike. The new deal is that he has to take his meds (and without vomiting them back up) before he gets whatever it is that he likes to do. It's the same idea as requiring a child to get dressed, or eat, or make their bed before doing something fun.

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