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Childrens Mapap Medication
Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?
Prudent: It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No scientific : Evidence supports this claim. It seems that the company has marketed its product outside the U.S.A. After this action of 3/21/13: "the national advertising division has recommended that hello life, llc, discontinue unsupported claims that its synaptol, a homeopathic remedy, treats or relieves symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." please use chadd.Org for valid information on adhd. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the condition of the child, reason and type of medication and dose involved. I can think of some pain meds that would stop a kid from breathing,at least one that could shut down their kidneys, etc. There are specific and well studied pain meds for kids that are safe to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are not many safe over-the-counter cold medications for children. The medications which had been previously available were both not very effective for children and also rather easy to overdose. The best OTC medications for children continue to be tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) products and Motrin (ibuprofen) products. When in doubt, ask your pharmacist for help with OTC choices for kids. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bad idea: Add medications should be used to treat add. However, there are children who misbehave due to impulsivity (reacting prior to thinking). Impulsivity can be treated with medication. I would strongly consider consulting with a child psychiatrist for child therapist to investigate your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?
Wrong site: The public Healthtap site is an information center. We do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. That disclaimer is provided within the site materials.There is a separate paid concierge service called Healthtap Prime that offers some services when they can reasonably be done online.Check site details for information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am hypersensitive to all medications or pills. They stay in my system for over 18 hours.Is okay to take children's dosages?
Ok: If you are sensitive to adult doses of medications. It is ok to start with children's doses. ...Read more
I'm sensitive when it comes to medication, i want to take Claritin (loratadine) but will it still work if i get the childrens kind?
Sometimes: Medication is not the primary treatment of choice for the core of childhood ptsd. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy" (or play therapy in younger children) is the primary treatment. That being said, medications are sometimes used short term to reduce anxiety to help the child to tolerate the anxiety associated with therapy, or for specific symptoms such as sleep difficulties. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: All the antiepiletic drugs(aed) have a potential to cause birth defect(s). The risk can be minimized by monotherapy instead of multiple combination, lowest effective amount of aed, and Folic Acid supplementation. Valproate has the highest potential to cause birth defect and should be avoided. ...Read more
Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms: In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism. Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication. ...Read more
Do kids with ADHD always need medication? Do children always need medication to treat adhd, or are there other options?
Children under six: are generally not diagnosed with BP disorder, because their symptoms vary widely. There are exceptions, like severe cases, in which case meds may help (along with lots of therapy for the child and family). Meds have side effects, some of which are severe. A child psychiatrist is the best professional to monitor the meds, but in general use caution when giving children these strong meds. ...Read more