A pediatrician wants to put my 6 year old on a pill called Strattera, does anyone know about it? I've looked online and i dont agree with it, i also have the ministry involved and they parshly agree with the pediatrician, he doesnt show as much outburst as he used to(not on the pill yet) so can i fight to keep my child off this or should i let it be and let them try it on him anyway?Answer Question
Answer by Steph319 at 6:02 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
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Answer by amydh at 6:04 PM on Nov. 20, 2008
First off, why is the pediatrician suggesting it for? ADHD? ADD? Our ten year old has ADHD and ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) and is on Adderall. He was on Strattera and (not to scare you, but to be honest) but it made him like a zombie. Also, I wouldn't put too much into the information you find on the inter-net as sometimes it is more confusing and can be not intimidating, but not real clear and make you worry a little more and be unsure. I would ask the pediatrician for pamphlets. You can also go to any public library or bookstore to get information. In fact, I just checked out a book from my library that has a lot of great information:
Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids by Timothy E. Wilens, MD.
Hope this helps some.
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