My 7year old daughter takes 36mg concerta daily for the past year and a half. She went to stay with my dad and his girlfriend overnight. (His girlfriend which is a pillhead) I was worried the whole time wondering if she would take my daughters pill. Well my daughter told me that her pill was cut in half. Long story from there but I've cried n cried. I jus wonder if god had not been with her what could of happened? What could this of done to my daughter? I have her home now safe but I can't sleep I've cried for 10 hours. I am also wondering if I should have her arrested? Look what has happened to my daughter. I've told my daughter to never take anything she didn't know what it was and never her pills cut in half.
I agree with kaismama. Do tell your father that she isn't allowed to stay at his home anymore.
If you want to, call the police regarding your father's girlfriend stealing your daughter's medication, but I'd wager that nothing will come of it. Police probably have more to deal with than this. Yet, if you are truly wanting to know if your dad's gf took your daughter's med, you could call her and tell her that you will be calling the police regarding this matter, see how she reacts to that piece of info!
Please, stop your tears, you've done nothing wrong and your daughter is unharmed. Just don't let her stay at grandfather's home anymore.
Cutting it in half defeats the time release mechanism of the pill so she got part of her dose all at once instead of spread out over the day but since she is used to the medication It didnt hurt her. I would just forbid that she stay in that house again and if you want, you can tell them why, but it will likely start a fight and name calling. If it were me, I'd just let it go, but never, under any circumstances, would I let her stay there again!! You did the right thing by your dtr telling her to never take any pill she doesnt recognize or if her pill is altered in any way. I truly doubt the cops would even do anything about this except take a report. You cant prove anything and this gal knows it, so I'd just let it go, thank God your child is ok and never let her stay there again unless you are there to supervise! As she gets older, she needs to also know to never "share" her medication with friends. She has a few years before this becomes a worry but in a few more years, she will need to know this.
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