my husband is not sure if it's the brightspark or focalin that we just started him on a month ago his teacher 3 weeks ago told me she noticed a diffrence in his behavior once we started the focalin but, he is also on the brightspark with it my husband thinks its because of the focalin I think it's both focalin and brightspark a combination of both working together.what should we do take him off brightspark one day?Answer Question
Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:30 PM on Mar. 19, 2011
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Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:38 PM on Mar. 19, 2011
I am always hesitant of any mediation that advertises as a "cure" for ADHD. As a general rule of thumb I would never start my child on two medications at the same time. It would mean one of two things: which one is working or which one is he having a reaction to. When talking about mental health I am very hesitant to start two things or more simultaneously. Clear communication with the primary care doctor is always better for the child. My worry would be over stimulation. Focalin is a stimulant. A very helpful one for children and adults living with ADHD. Even "natural herbs" can have "natural" chemicals that are stimulants. Two stimulants in the body at the same time could be very harsh on the body. Drug interactions in general is a concern. Not only talking to my child's doctor but our pharmacist would be be imperative. I personally would have concerns using any type of medication, herbal or otherwise,
Answer by frogdawg at 3:53 PM on Mar. 19, 2011
routinely without truly understanding what is in it (not just what is listed in the ingredients on the back), approval from the FDA for treating that specific disorder, and with clear studies on how children faired using that medication. And a study done independent from the manufacturer. I'm not saying Brightstartdoesn't have those things....but do they? Remember Focolin doesn't advertise a "cure." It is for management of the disorder. What is the deal with "cure" on the package of the other? I don't like the advertising. If it were a cure MANY people would be flocking to it - including doctors. I'm not saying scrap the herbal treatment but it may be a good idea to do some checking with the doctor and the pharmacist as the start of your research.
Answer by frogdawg at 3:57 PM on Mar. 19, 2011
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