my son is adhd he is 8.
he takes 18mg concerrta and 4mg of intuniv .
he was on ritilan 15mg but he had the opposite reaction today they put him on aripiprazole 5mg . it scares me bc he had so many changes and his mind is racing . I feel so bad for him . tonight he feel asleep early , but woke up angry is this common??? how long should I wait to see if it's working?
Abilify - can it be used for adhd?
Question posted by dw_198526757 on 22 Jan 2016
Last updated on 8 February 2016
my son is adhd he is 8.
yes!abilify is the best adjunct for adhd and other behavioural Problems.intuniv is great too,but you should wean off the Ritalin cause of several bad side effects such as agression or sleeping Problems and many more.intuniv by itself can be a Transformation by itself and abilify mostly lowers the agression Level even more.greetings mary
DW_ again here is a small amount of info I want to show you and not to worry about.Aripiprazole Extended-Release tablets is an atypical antipsychotic. Exactly how it works is not known.
It affects certain substances in the brain.ME AGAIN.please don't worry about what this drug says they don't really mention ADHD or other things like it but I have filled many prescriptions for children between 5 and 15 It has really helped many that were very hard to control.Note it says like many medications how it works is unknown this has been on the market for at least 15 years and used for many mental antipsychotic conditions even as hard as schizophrenia I just don't want you to worry about this what it does is works with the chemicals already in our heads and stops like high levels of serotonin and concerta etc.But to me it sounds like he has a caring doctor that has research on many uses that they can't put in the info section of the medications because once it's on the market they would have to pull the medication to prove it is good at helping with these conditions when what we learn are many benefits of the side effects from the medications so it is what they call being used for an off-label use.IT IS FANTASTIC YOU WORRY AND CARE ENOUGH TO RESEARCH BUT IT GETS VERY HARD WHEN YOU SEE ALL OF THESE OTHER THINGS AND THINK MY SON DOES NOT HAVE THAT ECT.sorry I have to enlarge print so I can see it at times due to the vision from chemotherapy.Bless you, I know this is always hard on families and others and the way the media tries to make people feel guilty about medicating their children.But this is the most important time for your son to learn etc and when he can't focus etc you don't have a choice.Your a very good Mom I can tell you just finding this place and ask questions we are not doctors just people that know about meds by taking them ourselves or experience in some kind of field.I REALLY HOPE THIS WORKS but never give up it's like a recipe. have to get all the right ingredients for it to taste right. And it gets very confusing hang in there and GOD BLESS YOU and the special child.
dw; Yes this is fine this is used often and with luck it kind of levels out the high and lows or up's and downs of the other ADHD medications and you should give it, at least, a week or even two for him to adjust. unless he has some kind of side effect than call the doctor.But this is really rare I have used it myself and it did help a lot with my ups and downs from other medicines.I know this is so hard on all of you, But it's the little guy we have to get adjusted so he feels more like he fits in.I also know just for the record a lot of kids that could not handle Ritalin and others like it later they may work as he gets a bit older the main thing is getting him adjusted so that he can tell the benefits of taking the medications.And this new one has been showing a lot of promise. All my best to you and the son.It well get better.You hang in there and feel free to post anytime we we'll be glad to try and help.this one is for sure worth a try.
have a good weekend
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