Is ritalin safe for a 3 year old to take, he has recently been up on adderrall and does not go to bed, he is wide awake until at least 2am, and before he was put on it he was a sleep by 8:30pm
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"Preschoolers and Drugs: How Young Is Too Young for Ritalin?"
"Munns advises parents to "proceed cautiously" regarding medication to treat ADD and ADHD in children. Behavior management programs or early intervention programs, she notes, are "frequently very effective."
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... mentions that "Ritalin can cause a child that young to go into kidney and/or liver failure. Doctors are debating whether it should be given to children under the age of 12."
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