Our son takes these medications for Aspergers Syndrome and seizures. An article I read stated that heart, growth, weight and other problems could occur. Is this true? Should he even be taking these two medications together?
Hello Bubby's Mom. I understand your concerns. The combination of taking these two drugs are safe. The odds of your son having any serious side effects such as any problems regarding his health and growth plate heart and growth are slim. ( I'm not a doctor). The weight can be a problem as far as keeping it on. The focalin acts as an appetite supressor, as do most of the drugs that are used to treat Autism, Add, ADHD. If you are worried, sit down with his doctor, she/he can explain, layout how the medications are working in his body and how they will help him throughout his young life. Best of wishes and good health to you both,pledge
Hi Bubby's Mom!
I am 18 years old and have epilepsy as well as ADD. I have been taking Trileptal since I was seven, an it has worked wonders for me- I haven't had a seizure since then. I started taking Focalin last year, and when I asked my neurologist how the two would interact, he said that although the focalin may lower the brain's threshold for seizures, the two will not conflict with each other in any other way. Despite this warning, I still have not had a seizure and have notice that I am able to focus much better in school with the focalin. While I'm no doctor, this is jus my experience, and I know this question was asked a whole ago, and he's probably already been taking the two medications, but I just thought I'd put in my two cents. :)
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