I have a ds (9) who has multiple dx (Autism/Adhd/Mood disorder/OCD/Anxiety). Essentially it all stems from his primary dx, high functioning autism.
We changed pdocs a few months ago and love him. But we've been playing the medication carousel again. Currently ds does well on focalin xr for his adhd and zyprexa for his mood. We had to add prozac for OCD (that became worse after a strep infection).
However, his impulsiveness is not totally taken care of with the focalin (although it helps about 85%). The pdoc added intuniv, which of course is a tier 3 med with our insurance, thus very pricey co-pay. If we switched to generic tenex (same med in short release v's xr) the co-pay drops to virtually nothing. We are using a two week starter pack at present but are wondering is push comes to shove could he get the same affect from two doses of tenex as opposed to intuniv once a day.