How to Manage ADHD Meds at School

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ADDitude Magazine on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:53AM

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How to Manage ADHD Meds at School

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Step 3: Prep the Nurse

-- Talk with the school nurse. Take the form completed by you and your physician, plus the meds in the container labeled for school use, to the health room. The school nurse or assistant should let you know when meds are running low, but you should also monitor this yourself. Ask the nurse to alert you if your child misses a dose and if there are any questions or problems that need to be addressed.

Even if your child doesn't take a dose at school, inform the nurse which ADHD treatment your child uses. In an emergency, she'll know to avoid administering any drugs that might interact dangerously with it.

-- Prepare for when you forget. One of these days, your child will forget to take her morning dose, so plan ahead by having an extra supply of medication in the health room. Include instructions from the doctor saying that the nurse can give your child a dose if you call to report that you missed the morning dose at home.

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