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Is anger or getting quicker temper a common side effect on children taking methylin for adhd?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Both methylphenidate and amphetamine medications can cause children to be irritable and short tempered.
If this is a significant problem, speak to your pediatrician or treater about alternative medications.

In brief: Yes

Both methylphenidate and amphetamine medications can cause children to be irritable and short tempered.
If this is a significant problem, speak to your pediatrician or treater about alternative medications.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Medication for behavior should balance good effects against negative effects.
Quick impulsive temper could be a side effect or not enough medication to capture symptoms. Review your concerns with your MD. If the symptoms are more in the afternoon make sure child is getting enough protein at lunch. They often don't feel hungry and this can lead to low blood sugar which can cause irritability.

In brief: Maybe

Medication for behavior should balance good effects against negative effects.
Quick impulsive temper could be a side effect or not enough medication to capture symptoms. Review your concerns with your MD. If the symptoms are more in the afternoon make sure child is getting enough protein at lunch. They often don't feel hungry and this can lead to low blood sugar which can cause irritability.
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: I would not say

Common. And perhaps this is a clue that this is not the right medicine or dose.
Talk it over with the doctor!

In brief: I would not say

Common. And perhaps this is a clue that this is not the right medicine or dose.
Talk it over with the doctor!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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