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What do you suggest if my son is 6y3m old. he is taking adhd drug : ritalin10mg (1+0+0), rirperidone 1mg , catapres (clonidine) 0.1mg ( 1/4+1?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
What are concerns?: What are your concerns about his medication regimen? He is on a stimulant medication (Ritalin) in a fairly low dose. The clonidine (catapres) is a non-stimulant to help with the ADHD symptoms and often used as an adjunct if sleep problems. The risperidone is the only one that troubles me if he has straight ADHD and no co-morbid conditions like ODD or conduct, as behavioral therapy is first.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

My son is 6 y old. he is taking ADHD drug : ritalin10mg (1+0+0), rirperidone 1mg , catapres (clonidine) 0.1mg ( 1/4+1. Will these help him?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: These are common meds at common dose levels. When used for an appropriate reason they do help many.

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