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New Attention Medicine Needed

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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My son is autistic and is currently taking liquid Methyln for attention.  It is taking longer to kick in and the doses are shorter lasting.  This is the second time the dose has been upped.  I was told there is medicine that's  in capsule form that, you can open up and put in food(for ADHD).  Does anyone know about this medicine?  His doctor said it is probably about time to switch to a long lasting medicine.  He hates to take pills!  I have to fight to give him a baby asprin!(when he needs it).  Does anyone know any other good ADHD meds for a child who hates to take pills?

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mandee1503
by Amanda on Mar. 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM

No experience, here's a bump!

Pukalani79
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:02 PM

 I know there are several out there in capsule form, but I don't know names, sorry.  Here's a bump though.

BTW, I thought aspirin in any form was bad for children..

Quoting Genie2:

I have to fight to give him a baby asprin!(when he needs it).  

 

Pukalani79
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM

 I looked it up and these are the ones I found in a capsule form:

Ritalin LA, Focalin, Concerta, Dexadrine Spansules, Adderall XR

http://www.ldanatl.org/aboutld/parents/adhd/medications.asp

Again, I don't know much about these, but maybe this will help

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 10, 2013 at 7:32 AM

No experience mama!  Hugs!

girl_incognito
by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Focalin and Ritalin LA have the same active ingredient as Methyln, you open the capsules and sprinkle it in applesauce, not just any food, and it can not be chewed (the food with the medicine it in)

Then there are the variations of Adderall XR

Depending on his age there is a medication called Vyvanse... you can pour the inside of the capsule in water...

iamtryingforme
by Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Adderral XR can be broken and put in applesauce or pudding.

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