It has been fantastic for her ADHD and made her school year a sucess. The problem is in that year she has gained little if any weight. She hardly eats. Any sugesstions. I hate to give her one med to counteract the sideeffects of another med, but open to options
It is strange that your 6 year old has gained weight, this was i researched on Adderall on the web:
There are a number of possible side effects of Adderall, and weight loss appears to be one of the most common.
For some people, this may be a good thing. Docs do, on occasion, prescribe Adderall as a weight loss medicine. For a lot of people, however, unintended weight loss can be a problem. For example, weight loss can be a problem for children. Weight loss with Adderall can also be a problem if the medicine is abused. In fact, losing weight may be one of the reasons why so many people abuse it.
Weight loss is a common side effect of Adderall. In clinical studies, it occurred in 9 percent of teenagers and in about 4 percent of children. Loss of appetite was even more common, occurring in up to 36 percent of teenagers (slightly less for children). Although weight loss may be a desirable side effect for some children and teens, too much weight loss can be a problem for growing bodies.
You must seek professional medical help, hope the info is of help to you?
Hey mommy i had the same concern with my son he is 9 yrs.old he was dropping weight so fast they almost took him off of it. He use to eat alot almost out of house and home. Then when adderall came around the only time he would eat was when the med was worn off and even then he would eat like a bite or two of even his favorite foods. So i talked to the doctor and she had put him on cyproheptadine 4mg and it was a miracle he was eating like his regular self again. The best part was that he had no side effects at all from this. Needless to say his doc knows what she is doing. If she has trouble sleeping as well cause he had this problem too he takes clonodine for this 0.1mg and this too has worked great no side effects. Hope this helped mommy give it a try im sure it should help your daughter too. Please write back if you have any more questions im here to help michelle.
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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