10 Questions About ADHD
Here are questions HealthCentral visitors asked about ADHD and my answers.
Can you "max out" on an ADHD medication?
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Q: Ya-ya asks: If a child is maxed out on a dosage of one ADHD medication, can another medication be added?
A: Only your child’s doctor can determine what medication, and how much, your child should be taking. Remember, medications work differently in each person – what may work for one person may not work for another and vice versa. There are steps parents can take to help their child’s doctor decide if a medication is working, if dosage should be adjusted or if a different medication should be tried. Keeping a daily log is one way. Write down 5 to 10 major symptoms that are disruptive in your child’s life. Score each (from 1 to 10) on a daily basis. Based on this information, you and your doctor can specifically target medications and behavioral strategies for your child’s specific needs.