A 47-year-old member asked:
do you know of over-the-counter medications for children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?
2 doctor answers
Dr. William Singer answered
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: Many conditions may mimic adhd. Discuss with your pediatrician. Sleep disorders may respond to melatonin, dietary issues may respond to otc medications and dietary supplements. Caffiene's stimulant property can be helpful but can have problems with managing doseage and is short acting.
Answered on Dec 13, 2017
Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No OTC medication: is effective in managing significant symptoms of Inattention &/or Hyperactivity/Impulsivity that cause harmful dysfunction in academics, behavior &/or peer interaction caused by the neurodevelopmental disorder ADHD. Effective stimulant & non-stimulant medications keep the brain's own dopamine & norepinephrine circulating in the part of the brain that inhibits behavior. See CHADD.org for more.
Answered on Aug 10, 2014
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