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My 6 yr just started 5 mg of focalin twice a day in morning with brightspark he has been on that now mon will be three weeks

do you think that will get him through the entire day of school?

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Honey408

Asked by Honey408 at 4:42 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Firstly, please be absolutely sure that the person prescribing the focalin knows about the BrightSpark and the exact amount you are giving him. BrightSpark is not regulated or tested for purity like our prescription meds, so it is always a bit of a risk when we give them to children. There also could be some very dangerous interactions between the bright spark and the focalin . . . you don't want to OD him or permanantly disable his kidneys. If the focalin is not enough, call the doctor for a dosage adjustment.
    Herbal meds are very good in theory, but we are finding that a lot of them don't contain what it says on the bottle, the dosages are off, or there are poisons such as lead inside. There are people who have been permanantly damaged or killed by these unregulated herbals . . . . .
    So, please, if you haven't already, please tell his ped that you are giving him this supplement. The focalin should be enough on its own
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:07 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

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