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Drugs Recommended

Drugs Recommended

My son is becoming more hyper the older he gets .he is harder to control . He is 5 and is able to repeat things but cant remeber anything ... tried ritalin it didnt work .. in suggestions please

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

As far as drugs go be very careful. My son is 22 and has been on very many drugs. If I knew the side effects then like I do now I would have not have been so fast starting him on anti-psychotics.
He now has movement disorders from the drugs. The doc says hopefully they will dissapate as he grows older but it breaks my heart how he gets stuck.
He is on Prozac, tenex, and Xanax. All good for OCD, ANXIETY, and mood.
Please stay away from riseperadal, ability, or any anti-psychotic the doc wants to use off label.
Try not to use any drugs. Try sensory O. T., weighted vest, calming environmental, trampolines, swings, anything that can help your child calm.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son was like that at that age. He is 12 now. Diagnosed only with ADHD then. We tried Adderall back then. We are on Vyvanse now. It works better for him; seems to also calm his anxiety and the Adderall was keeping him up worse at night.
He also uses over the counter Melatonin at night. I don't know how your buddy sleeps, but we've struggled since he was born. Melatonin is a Godsend; it helps him function better during the day with rest.
Maybe talk to your dr. about medication alternatives.

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Guanfacine (Tenex) is pretty good for ADHD. My daughter has used it for 4 years. It can make a kid more tired though.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Food triggers?

posted over 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member his dr is awesome she ask me what meds do I want to put him on I'm going to mention those

posted over 1 year ago
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