Concerta for autism

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Avatar n tn I am afraid to give her both medications. Is it safe for a child to take both? If not what are the symptoms for taking both at the same time? Are their signs to look for? This discussion is related to <a href=''>Dexadrine/Clonidine to treat ADHD/ODD</a>.
Avatar f tn We had tried Adderrall, Concerta and Focalin for my daughter (7 at the time) and it seemed to make her violent. Once we switched to a non-stimulant (Strattera) it's helped a lot. We see a psychopharmacolgist who specializes in medicating children with ADHD. She had said it takes some time to tell whether a medication is working, that it would probably take trying a few different meds to see which one is best, and that it gets worse before it gets better.
Avatar n tn My sons both took Concerta for a while with success, but at around age 10, both developed anxiety from the Concerta. It was a very physical thing, and you could see the relief in them when the meds wore off late in the day. I always suspected both were starting puberty when their bodies started reacting to the meds so differently as both were early bloomers. Both tried Strattera with little success.
Avatar n tn Amphetamines such as Concerta are employed in the treatment of ADHD. Such medications can lower the threshhold for seizures, so they need to be used with caution in patients who display (or have a family history of) seizure disorder. It sound like your son already was displaying some tics (involuntary muscle movements), and such behaviors can be a side effect of stimulant medications such as Concerta. In some children, the stimulants have an activating impact and they can alter a child's mood.
Avatar f tn My son is 6 and is also diagnosed with autism at first they said he was adhd and bipolar but just recently they changed that diagnoses to just autism they said there was no need for a adhd diagnoses because most autistic kids also have all the adhd symptoms as well.
16638194 tn?1449938541 I am in desperate need of some insight regarding medication for Autism and ADHD. My son is 7 years old. He started out on Risperdal when he was 4 but we quickly took him off because he quickly ballooned by 15 lbs. in 1 month. We eventually ended up on Abilify and Tenex (Guanfacine) and he's been taking that combination for about 3 years. Now we are at the point where those two meds were not working at all and we were already at the approved dosage limits.
Avatar f tn My ten year old son has Autism. His meds were just changed from Concerta to Vyvanse. I'm worried about long term side effects of both. This is needed info to make an educated decision. Can you help me?
Avatar n tn My Son is 4 yrs old. Just before he turned 4 he had an Early Childhood screening for Preschool & Kindergarten readiness. He was doing well, but got to a point where he got frustrated & threw a tantrum & quit. Needless to say, he failed the test & we had to have him retested. I was confused as to why he got frustrated. I think he did not like the person giving the test. & once we got home he did all the things he refused to do for her!
Avatar f tn I see alot of all the different signs of each disorder in him, except for the retardation and adhd. He is currently on concerta, yet I do not feel that he needs it. He has never been hyper, he just prefers to be alone, and goes into hysterics when his daily routine is disturbed. His iq rose 15 points in the past year, but yrt he is really behind his peers socially and academically. His therapist said she thought he had a auditory deficit. Iam so confused and do not know where to turn to.
Avatar m tn prescribed you because it is in french. There isn't a medicine for autism or for dyslexia - as far as I know. I wouldn't take the meds until you have the title translated and figure out what it is for. Concerta is supposed to work well for ADD symptoms.
Avatar n tn While it is common to find psychotropic medication prescribed to children diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders, they can have serious side effects and the data supporting their use is not overwhelmingly strong (long term prognosis for success for these medications is entirely unknown). Because of the methodology used in these studies, we aren't able to predict ahead of time who is a good candidate for which medication.
748186 tn?1233324528 Another thing that I found useful for my own son was I found a Play Therapist who had experience of autism and my son would go for fortnightly sessions with her. I firmly believe that this motivated him to want to interact because he found that playing with someone could be fun. This therapist always let him lead the play rather than trying to get him to play in a way that she wanted. I think it was similar to Greenspan Floortime.
5757880 tn?1395581622 (1) ADHD (Combined Type), (2) Generalized Anxiety Disorder and (3) R/O of Autism Disorder. Mind you, the doctor cannot test my son for Autism because the medical community in my area still follows the DSM-4 and the school system follows DSM-5, so they informed me to ask the school to test him in his 2nd semester. However, the doctor stated per the information provided, my son is high probability for high-functioning autism.
Avatar f tn Would you like to put this on the Autism forum for better response there is also an expert/Doctor forum, Good Luck
1992327 tn?1326981383 s weight are low and he does not feel these other medicines are good for them. I have been searching for generic forms but there is none except for trying the Tenex. But, I was wondering if there are any other medicines that will be helpful to them and the maybe the insurance will cover them. I am not sure if the doctor will agree to change them but I need help. Is there another medicine that is similar to Strattera that could help them?
1648124 tn?1301364223 So, my three and a half year old son has been having major issues since before 18months. He has been on Tenex which is showing no effect it did work well for the first few weeks but he is back to his previous behaviors. It never did help with agression or impulsivity but it did slow him down and he was not doing his high pitched screaming that he normal does.
Avatar n tn With stimulents (Concerta and Focalin) as well as Zolof for the OCD and Anxiety everything stays managable for the most part. He is high functuning and does very well in school other than social issues. As a small child he studdered and had a blinking eye tick. Most recently he has acquired a throat clearing tick. I now understand that children with Aspergers can sometimes have ticks that come and go.
Avatar n tn with everyone and even gets the Good Citizen award every year for his entire class for getting along so well with everyone. The interesting thing that the school doesn't understand is that the REASON he is so easy at school is because he never fully plugs in with people. He does his thing, and the other kids enjoy his imagination so they fall in line with what he is doing. IF they dont, no skin off his nose, he just plays alone.
Avatar f tn And where they giving drugs for the ADHD and ADD .Because I know there has to be many people out there that where treated for the wrong thing.And that when some one has Seizures it can look like they have ADD AND ADHD and even Bipolar. And the side effects to the drugs they use for ADD and ADHD along with Bipolar can cause Seizures ,since these drugs go straight to the brain and are like speed to young Children.
Avatar f tn My son is 8. At age 2 he was diagnosed with Autism. He is very high functioning but of course with this he has OCD type behaviors, anxiety etc. At age 5 he was diagnosed with pretty sever ADHD. We started on Strattera and after two weeks he violently attacked me...We then went to Concerta then to Focalin then back to Concerta....not ever obtaining great control of ADHD.
Avatar n tn However, controlled studies have been few, and they have not been encouraging relative to expected benefits for children diagnosed with disorders along the PDD spectrum, particularly autism. Synthetic secretin has been produced for the purpose of research - it is not approved for other use.
Avatar n tn His behavior has changed in class he is more frustrated he is having outburst of swinging his hands kicking. This year he has had more Bm accidents. He is on concerta .Is it because of all the changes .I'm so frustrated . I ask him are you up set about something. He says I'm fine.
Avatar f tn He does have a diagnosis of language impairment within the Autism Spectrum--high functioning. He is presently taking Concerta every morning and Respidol in the evenings. I would just like to know what I can do to help erase the behavior of smearing without further damaging the child. I want to keep his dignity in tack and help him respectfully. I thank you for your time in responding. Nana This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/276535'>Smearing feces</a>.
Avatar n tn She is concerned that he has a mild form of autism, which is why he is having a negative response to the Concerta and is so socially awkward. I have told his doctor what Aidan's teacher thinks and he disagrees. His doctor has just given me the ok to put him back on 18mg of Concerta since the 27mg has just made things worse for the last 10 days.
Avatar f tn Is very immature socially, does not reciprocate well, doesn't share well, makes goofy noises at times, and, literally, does not stop talking, even on medication for ADHD. His persistent need to talk, comment on the topics being taught in class, correcting others, etc., aggravate others and, thus, he is teased alot and has been the recipient of a lot of bullying.
Avatar n tn I have read where other meds are out there for Autism but despite my providing info from the NIH website, he is still reluctant to prescribe clonopin or anyother antipsychotic. Are there any other things I can do? Are there any places that will help me with his medicine? Are there any research articles I can read to assist with medication trials for my physician. I need help. This kid rammes pencils into his face, charges teachers, rolls on the floor, ect....I am at a loss.
4437866 tn?1388123224 With Josh I feel we got lucky because it only took trying 3 meds to find what works for him. He's now been on Concerta for the last 4 years and doing great.
Avatar f tn My son is soon to be 17 years old. He has been on 54mg of Concerta for 4 years plus. Before that he was on Ritalin, both for ADD. This medication treatment was recommended some time ago to help him academically and I must say, it has not really helped all these years. He continues to struggle in school and has trouble with depression so I am writing to request some clarity. Recently, his doctor has recommended a higher dose of Concerta.
Avatar n tn Same boat over here! Concerta (18mg) worked well for about a year for my son. Age5 to5 1/4 was like night and day the minute it hit his system. When his defiant/aggressive behaviors started to increase again, they added Risperdal (1.5mg). Now the unpredictable behavior is on the move up once again. His doctor won't listen to me when I say "ASPERGER'S". Due to many relocations (expelled from 6 daycares and 2 kindergardens...
Avatar m tn My son is 2 1/2 and diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, if it wasn't for his lack of speech you would never notice he has autism. MRI was done about a month ago and all was normal. But this week my wife and his speech therapy coach notice at different times, once when playing, and another when giving him a bath that his eyes simultaneously jerked to the left for split second. Would this be a red flag to seizures about to come our way.