A 38-year-old member asked:
what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?
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Child Psychiatry 39 years experience
Decreased appetite: All the stimulants, including Ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, have the potential to supress a child's appetite. Thus monitoring of weight and nutritional status is essential. Maintaining a healthy diet on these medications is a must! consulting a nutritionist as well as the prescribing physician may help.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
I'm wondering what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall ?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Weight loss...: ...Is common, of course, because of appetite suppression, but with appropriate dosage this does not lead to clinical malnutrition. Nutritional status might actually improve due to less craving for sweets.
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Last updated May 23, 2015
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