this has just been prescribed to my 8 yr old for bedtime and i am very concerned about even trying it . i couldnt find any reviews on a child her age i am concerned about it being safe for her .
Has anyone known of Seroquel to be given to an 8 yr old with adhd?
- 12 Apr 2011 by cocernedmom
- 13 Apr 2011
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), medication
Added 12 Apr 2011:
the medication she was prescribed is seroquel at bedtime . she takes 15mg of focalin xr also for adhd but has severe mood swings at timesso they want her to take this for her moods and sleep but my concern is her age and the side effects to seroquel and i found no reviews of this medication in children near her age .
I am 42 years of age and suffer from bipolar disorder and have been on seroquel for many years.-
Seroquel ( quetiapine) is a second generation atypical antipsychotic used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.-But it has many off-label uses.-
All the best to you both.-
Your question got me concerned, theres adderral, ritiline.. I have a 46 year old friend who uses seroquel and it is extremely strong. I personally would not give seroquel to my 8 year old for ADHD. My daughter is 8 also and she has it too, and it is disturbing every day. She is just too dammned busy but I wont give her seroquel, I would find another natural solution like melantonin 3mg at rite aide or other strong tea that the child would get before going out that door in the morning. Then check with the teacher and ask her/ to give you a monthly behavior report. I would talk to a doctor about melantonin. for your child of course. Seroquel is extremely addictive. The child would need to function well in school activities on a daily basis the brain needs to be alert for learning not groggy and dragging around, this is solely my opinion concernedmom, but I care about this issue very much.
I absolutely will not give my daughter any drugs it has too many side effects, I will take her outside for long walks sometimes before doing her homework so she can run the extra energy off, give her some tea before we start her homework and she is doing very well too.. just think about it slowly and carefully there is always other alternatives to behavior, for kids... he/she is only 8 and there is just a vitamin deficiency with them that causes the extra behavior its an imbalance that we the parents have to help them control... its hard work... yet safer... vtech10
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