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A 30-year-old female asked about a female:

My 6 year old refuses to swallow the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) pill. she notices when hidden in food. what is another option for her?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Try capsules: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) comes in a capsule which can be opened and sprinkled in a spoonful of applesauce, pudding or other food. Give her positive feedback for taking her meds- remind her how it can help her stay focused in school. Put up a "happy face" chart and make a "happy face" for each day she takes the medicine without hassle. Reward her with a fun activity if she gets several "smiles".
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