Strattera?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Strattera?
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Thu, 05-15-2003 - 9:15am
My ds started Strattera 2 wks ago. He started on 18mg for 4 days then went to 40 mg. I called the doctor because we are running out (there were only 18 days worth-sample)and he wrote a script for 60mgs. Does this seem high to you -ds will be 10 in June and weights around 65lbs.It does seem to be helping-he can still be attitudie but his focus is better and he isn't as hyper and impulsive. We tried Concerta and I could not handle the mood swings -It was BAD! Thanks for any advice.

Liza

PS ds is ADHD/ODD

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Registered: 05-02-2003
In reply to: liza1971
Thu, 05-15-2003 - 9:20am
My son was on Strattera (it didn't work very well for him), but the doctor said that Strattera is weight based. I'd have your doctor make sure of the dosed by your son's weight. My son is 53 lbs and was on 25 mg, although the doctor did say he could go up to 30mg but no higher.
 

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: liza1971
Fri, 05-16-2003 - 10:18am
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