... along with the Concerta He took Starttera 10 mg for 5 days and today is the first day that he is going to take 20 mg for 14 days then 25 mg after that with the concerta..I am very nervous about this..Is this a good medication - combo
Hello Floriem. Both medications are well at what they do. Strattera, is from the SSRI family of drugs. Or Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor. It is unlike Concerta, not a stimulant. And is not considered to be addictive, so it cannot be abused. Strattera works by increasing the chemical norepinephrine, which the brain is low on. Concerta, a stimulant is a long lasting drug used to treat ADHD.. I believe once the doses begin to take effect. he'll be doing well. Best of wishes along with good health to you both,pledge
Not to scare you but be aware of Strattera. My son was on it when he was 12 and he told me he felt piss off all the time. Ready to punch someone. He never did but we changed his meds. He know is on Concerta and doing better. But I wonder why your son is on a higher mg than mine. My son is 13 now and will be going on 32mg only next week. Also why does your son have to be on 2 medicines? He seems so young. Concerned that's all.
You posted a long time ago and I wonder how your grandson is today.
I'd likewise be concerned about the combination of the two drugs, which have very different effects on the brain.
Before I realised when you posted your question, this is what I wrote – it may be of interest still:
I'm not a medical pro but feel that your grandson may be very young to be on such a high dosage of Concerta. If you see a lot of him, maybe you could note your observations of him over a period of a couple weeks and discuss with someone who has your confidence – not your son/daughter, who may be too involved – but perhaps a clinical psychologist/child psychologist.
Also, are you aware that the condition (ADD/ADHD) tends to run in families? Are you or your children affected or is your grandson a "one-off"?
All the best to you all!
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