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does anyone have a 7 year old that is on adderall. if so is it better than focalin

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Asked by babygirl72364 at 1:04 PM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • every child is different, and every drug reacts differently with another drug.....buuut from our own personal experience, we tried adderall with my son and he became extremely violent and agressive...he was already agressive, but it increased immensely......took him off it after a month and he came back was pretty potent stuff....! now he's only on risperidone and it's a miracle med for him.....still has some agressive tendancies, but reduced greatly....and he's his smiley self....laughs, plays, not at all a zombie as with other meds of similar purpose....

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 1:20 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • My son now 12 was also on Adderall and became very violent and aggresive. I haven't heard of the other one you mentioned but he's on Concerta now and it's fantastic. He also did really well with Daytrana which is a patch until he developed an allergy to the adhesive.

    Answer by zadesmom1998 at 5:45 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Good Luck=)

    Answer by sstepph at 10:36 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

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