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How often does a child with ADHD need to take methylphenidate or dexamphetamine? 
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: It Depends
There are many differents types of medications with different modes of action, length of effective duration and method of administration.
In addition, each child metabolizes the medication uniquely. Sometimes 1, 2 or 3 times per day depending upon which medication you are using . You need to discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: It Depends
There are many differents types of medications with different modes of action, length of effective duration and method of administration.
In addition, each child metabolizes the medication uniquely. Sometimes 1, 2 or 3 times per day depending upon which medication you are using . You need to discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: Daily
Adhd is a neurobiological disorder that requires daily treatment.
On weekends, on holidays, all the time. It's not just for school - it's for everything. Depending on the formulation of methylphenidate or dextroamphetamine, doses may be needed every 4 hrs to once daily.

In brief: Daily
Adhd is a neurobiological disorder that requires daily treatment.
On weekends, on holidays, all the time. It's not just for school - it's for everything. Depending on the formulation of methylphenidate or dextroamphetamine, doses may be needed every 4 hrs to once daily.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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