... me when his apetite may come back or if it will. Is there anything we can do as parents to help them eat? Or a supplement I should give him to make up for the lack of not eating?
22 Jul 2011
All the stimulant amphetamine-group medications for ADHD all have the side effect of appetite loss and anorexia possibly. These include concerta, which is just extended release ritalin, ritalin, adderall, adderall xr, and vyvanse. There are 2 alternatives out now. the oldest one is non-stimulant Strattera and the other, i forget the brand name but it's extended release guanfacine--just out new. I can give you this information by personal experience. hope it gives you some ideas. strattera is still the most widely used non-stimulant adhd treatment med.
- Concerta Information for Consumers
- Concerta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Concerta (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Our Doctor increased our son's dose to 36 mg and switched it to the generic form. He has been taking it for a month and his mood swings have ...
3 answers • 8 Sep 2011
My son is 5 and was on concerts for a year. It wasn't lasting long so they changed the dosage to 27 mg. That wasn't working. Now they are ...
1 answer • 30 Oct 2012
My 10 year old son is on 70mg of vyvanse... I believe he has bn Miss diagnosed!!! This med does not prevent him from eating and is now eating ...
1 answer • 2 Aug 2013