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For 3 yrs. 9yr old w/adhd takes 4mg intuniv. it's been helpful, but i don't think it's working as well.could a switch to straterra help? no stimulants

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Dr. Leyla Brusatori
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Medication change

Changing medications may be beneficial to appropriately treat symptoms that have changed as the child has developed over the last 3 years.
Inform your pediatrician of what symptoms are not being addressed to explore the best medication options. WithAdhd, addressing anxiety through therapy is key to successful outcomes of medication and ultimately helps the child understand how he functions.

In brief: Medication change

Changing medications may be beneficial to appropriately treat symptoms that have changed as the child has developed over the last 3 years.
Inform your pediatrician of what symptoms are not being addressed to explore the best medication options. WithAdhd, addressing anxiety through therapy is key to successful outcomes of medication and ultimately helps the child understand how he functions.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Agree. During a cross-over from Intuniv to Strattera, symptoms may not be covered as well as they are on high-dose Intuniv. His Child Psychiatrist or Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician will instruct you how to wean off Intuniv & titrate up Strattera. Therapy & environmental modifications at home & school, including a " Section 504" are needed for optimal mgmt. See CHADD. org.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Possibly

Switching to strattera sound like a reasonable thing to try.
Wellbutrin and imiprimine may be worth a try as well-both antidepressants that for some kids do exactly the same thing stimulants do

In brief: Possibly

Switching to strattera sound like a reasonable thing to try.
Wellbutrin and imiprimine may be worth a try as well-both antidepressants that for some kids do exactly the same thing stimulants do
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Dr. Jacob Behrens
Psychiatry

In brief: Possibly

Other options may be to add to Intuniv or switch all together. Other non stimulant options may include: Strattera, kapvay, Wellbutrin (bupropion).
Behavioral intervention, coaching, neuro feedback, omega 3 fatty acids may be additional options. Wish all of you the best

In brief: Possibly

Other options may be to add to Intuniv or switch all together. Other non stimulant options may include: Strattera, kapvay, Wellbutrin (bupropion).
Behavioral intervention, coaching, neuro feedback, omega 3 fatty acids may be additional options. Wish all of you the best
Thank
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Discuss with Doctor

Stretarra is not approved for use in children less than 6 years old.
And there was a study in 2011 they found it does not work in 5 and 6 years old.Some doctors and child psychiatrists are prescribing in younger than 6 years old children I suggest you discuss with your prescribing Physicians your concern and let him/her decide what will be a better choice for your 3yrs and9months old child

In brief: Discuss with Doctor

Stretarra is not approved for use in children less than 6 years old.
And there was a study in 2011 they found it does not work in 5 and 6 years old.Some doctors and child psychiatrists are prescribing in younger than 6 years old children I suggest you discuss with your prescribing Physicians your concern and let him/her decide what will be a better choice for your 3yrs and9months old child
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