My daughter is 5 and has been put on Intuniv for ADHD. When she takes the whole 1mg pill in the morning she is still pretty energetic. She is supposed to take another 1 mg in afternoon. I have to cut a 2mg in half for her to have her afternoon dose. She was fell asleep in headstart. Yesterday I did not give the second dose. He medicade will only pay for 30 1mg pills per month. I don't know what to do.
My adopted daughter is taking Intuniv for ADHD?
- 8 May 2014 by carollouise
- 10 November 2014
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), intuniv, pill
Added 8 May 2014:
We tried my daughter on the whole 2 mg in the morning and nothing in the afternoon but she couldn't walk straight. She kept falling over and was very lethargic. That is why we were going for 1 mg twice a day.
There are a few things you can do. You aren't supposed to cut the pills. She could be getting too much too fast by doing that. You can talk to her dr about her taking 2 mg once a day, your dr can appeal to medicaid to get more 1 mg paid for, or you can go to the web site and see if you qualify for assistance from the manufacturer. intuniv.com/adhd-support.aspx
To answer your question I would need to discuss with you of my situation with my 4 and a half year-old daughter. Ever since my daughter was put on this medication, she has been experiencing the worst of the symptoms from this medicine. Ever since she has taken this medicine she has had stomach problems lack of sleep she could not even play with my nieces even when they wanted her to play she couldn't talk to anybody. She would always want to be left alone no one could talk to her my niece ended up going to her dads house because all that my daughter wanted to do was to fall sleep all day long and not play with anyone. Before my daughter had these pills, she could literally sit down and watch her programs for about a half an hour until the show is over. But yet my daughter is labeled with ADHD and she is taking these pills that can affect her behavior with other kids around her. Her mom thinks it's fine I don't. I miss my daughter I love my daughter, but this medicine has to stop. My daughter des not have adhd. She's a happy go lucky kid. Yet she's taking these meds that are meant for a 6 year old and she's not even in elementary school yet. I don't like what it's doing to her. I don't care about the numbers based on kids performances in schools. I researched this drug, and they don't know what else it can do to our own kids. And it's an uncontrolled substance yet we're giving this to our kids!? I don't want these meds for my kid. This is not what's best for her.
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