Hes 11 his grandmother does not tell him no for anything she is raising him when he doesnt listen she takes him to pyschiatrist, now they have him onseroquelxr50 an seroquel 25 mg, at night an fluoxetine hydrochloride 10mg 1 in morning? is this right?
Should seroquel xr50 be given to an 11 year old boy sho is just out not minding or listening?
Added 18 Apr 2011:
I witness him an he to me is just getting his way an is out of control in that since, spoiled an gets his way, so how is he suppose to listen if there are no repucussions, so now she takes him to drs when he doesnt listen , I have read an eleven year old, or no one under 18 should be taking seroquel or fluoxetine hydrocholride? is this true?
Extended-release quetiapine (Seroquel XR) is for use only in adults and should not be given to anyone younger than 18 years old.
Seroquel is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. It is used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.
All the best and take care.-
I find this a little disturbing. Treating a child of such young age is a very tricky business. Is the psychiatrist recommending counseling for the child with the grandparents? I think they need to address their issues verbally before treating the child with drugs. Please keep an eye on this child for signs of adverse effects from these drugs. Suicidal ideation is a possibility and needs to be addressed immediately. Educate yourself about these drugs, google them, and then tell the grandparents. They need to know the potential hazards.
Good luck and keep us posted,
Hello crazycarrie. I agree wholeheartly with maso4169 and LaurieShay. And I find it also disturbing. To say the least. An eleven year old child, he is just a young boy, with his entire life ahead of him, to put him on seroquel is beyond... I can not use the words to describe my frustration. The psychiatrist, if I were one of the boys grandparents, would certainly receive some questions. Therapy, should be given, and as LaurieShay said, counseling, but also counseling in regards to the medication, how it will effect him physcially. The drug meaning seroquel, given to adults, alone, the daily grind of living with this medication in you, can often be tiresome and demanding. I know this to be a fact because I was on it for some years. Please, if anything, a second opinion, should, yes should be given/sought. I'm sorry, but I feel for everyone in any given situation, but when it comes to medication and children, my heart always goes out to the child.
The child cannot choose, adults can. And that is why I find it always sad to hear this sort of situation, that it happens, occurs at all.
The others are correct. Giving psych meds to a younger person who seems to just have behavioral issues is not only nuts, it's dangerous. Unfortunately, if she is his primary care-giver she has to be the one to put a stop to it. I'm not sure that you would be able to do anything about it, unless you are some other relative.
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