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Strattera dosage for ASD/ADHD 11 year old girl

Strattera dosage for ASD/ADHD 11 year old girl

Hi all. My 11 year old daughter got diagnosed with ASD just this past year (along with having been diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago. There really hasn't been a medication that truly has helped her. Definitely not the stimulants. She's been on Intuniv a couple of times and most recently on Strattera 18 MG, (She's been on and off Strattera a few different times in the past year and a half). Do of any of your adolescent daughters take Strattera and which… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you for your encouragement

posted over 1 year ago

Side effects with strattera

Side effects with strattera

My son was on intuniv for year and we had to increase 3 times so the dr decided to try to try strattera and he has been on it for month and I have seen improvement but his sensory issues seem to be worse at school with the med change I know strattera is a gradual change just wondering if anyone had same issues?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

might need to build in more semi-structured breaks, to give him some more processing time.. If you are seeing benefits at home .. I know it is tough,… read more

posted almost 6 years ago

Did anyone ever hear of using the drug Strattera for autism?

Did anyone ever hear of using the drug Strattera for autism?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We used Strattera on our Son successfully for years, but per the comment above he was on a mood stabilizer so we didn't see further issues of mood… read more

posted about 7 years ago

Has anyone had experience using Strattera (atomoxetine) for focus and mood stabilization in your ASD teen?

Has anyone had experience using Strattera (atomoxetine) for focus and mood stabilization in your ASD teen?

Has anyone had experience using Strattera (atomoxetine) for focus and mood stabilization in your ASD teen? If so, was it helpful? Any side affects or changes in behaviors? How long did your teen use it?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son was in his early 20s when he went on this medication. He was on it less than three months. It helped him get through an overwhelming time. The… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Straterra

Straterra

Hello :)

My son (aspergers/ ADHD ) has been on clonidine for 6 weeks... Positive results as he is calmer and also very happy and a bit social. We started straterra on the weekend for more of the ADHD symptoms. He had his first emotional day at school today this year.. Last year they happened frequently. Wondering what others experiences with straterra are .

Thanks

What ADHD medications have worked well for your children with Asperger's?

What ADHD medications have worked well for your children with Asperger's?

My son has been on Daytrana patch since February. He currently is at 20 mg. I feel like it is not working at all. He is more irritable, aggressive and impulsive. He cannot swallow pills due to sensory issues. We previously tried Focalin XR (he kept chewing the beads) and Vyvanse (increased tics). I was wondering about Methylin as it comes in a liquid or chewable or Dextroamphetamine which also comes in a liquid. Anyone have any experience… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

my son took Concerta for ADD, and I swear it did little to help him, and he soon started having an increase in tics. I took him off the drug and he now… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Strattera?

Strattera?

I was wondering what time you give it? We were told to do it at night so he'd sleep but that doesnt happen. Im wondering if we gave it to him in the morning if we'd actually see results.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

When my daughter took it, we gave it to her in the morning. Her teachers noticed that she was able to follow her routine a little better.

posted over 5 years ago

Trying to get some feed back on ADHD medicine?

Trying to get some feed back on ADHD medicine?

My son will be 7 years old this month, diagnosis with Autism (high functioning). He also has ADHD, I have not wanted to do medicine as so many side effects. But after 3 years I gave in and tried Ritalin, although it did help him focus and clam him down, the side effects were worse than the benefits. So, I am looking for any and all suggestions (different medicine, natural medicine) that have worked for others. Thank you

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I get so sad when I see parents give up on their initial gut reaction not to medicate and make excuses for it. I do understand how difficult it is. I… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

School thinks it's autism, doctors do not

School thinks it's autism, doctors do not

Help! My son is very quirky and has some symptoms that could be attributed to autism. He is very high functioning, has wonderful friends at home (his cousins and neighbors) but withdraws at school because he is too anxious to talk to the other kids. We have taken him to many doctors and counselors, and last year we took him for a full evaluation/ADOS test. He came back with very slow processing speed and working memory, but minimal to no evidence of ASD. His therapist said… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son uses vyvance and it helps him focus. What ever medication u try start with a low dose and work your way up. Work with your provider and let them… read more

posted almost 2 years ago