would it be better for him to switch to the kind that you take 3 times daily?
Hello pbarker90... My son used to take the Adderall xr a few years ago, and it took him being on if for almost 2 months before it actually held him for the full 12 hours. How long has your son been taking it? If it has been longer than 2 months, then if I were you I would talk to his doctor about it and get his or her advice, but the 3 times a day adderall is an option. good luck to you and your son, oh I also have to tell you that once it started working for my son it worked wonders for him!! He went from getting bad grades, to getting honor roll and his attention is class was so much better as well as at home! He went off of it when he was 14 because he felt that he didn't need it any longer and the doctor weaned him to see how he did, he is 18 now and will be graduating High School in June and joining the Military after high school and he is still on honor roll!!
Maybe he just needs to try a different one such as concerta, or others on the market if your willing. My 15 year old takes 20 mg of Adderall right now and it seems she should take more. She is going to be put in a study soon for the drug Vynese (spelled right?) up in Portland so maybe we will see,
whats the add. dose? is it 10, 20,or 30mg. if its 10, ni biggy, he should take one in am, and one at noon. If it 30mg he may need to switch to instant release , and take that final instant release around 4-5 at night during homework, 10-20 mg, and it will wear off by 9 pm and he will be tired..
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