... having touble focusing in class so dr added methylin er with the intunive. Methylin er at 7am and intunive at 1pm. anyone else ever tried this combo?
Methylin ER is another name for extended-release Ritalin. I have a long history of ADHD and in my opinion, the Intuniv should have just been increased or a second dose added if you all were happy with it. Dr's start complicating things when they add another med for the same problem. See, the Intuniv AND the Methylin ER are BOTH extended-release. Another option would have been to simply substitute the Methylin ER for the Intuniv. If I were a parent, I'd push for treating my daughter with just one med for ADHD. The stimulant medications used in treating ADHD all have side effects of appetite loss and weight loss, which is not the best choice for growing children. I'm referring to Methylin, Metadate, Daytrana, Concerta, Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, Focalin, dexedrine. The non-stimulant medication alternatives are Intuniv and Strattera. I did really well on Strattera for a long time and there were never any side effects that I experienced. Also, it's been out longer than Intuniv. A concerning side effect I've heard of happening with the Intuniv is weight gain. But it's different for every child. I'm on Vyvanse and have no appetite every day all day. I have to force down food and drink supplements. I highly suggest giving Strattera a chance. Mention it to your Dr. and see what he thinks. Hope you were enlightened at least a little bit!
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