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what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

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Dr. Laurence Pezor
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.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
If weight is still a. Problem even with nutritional intervention a trial cyproheptadine may help stimulate appetite. Speak to your prescriber about alternatives such as changing.medication.
Sep 14, 2013

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I'm wondering what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall ?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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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