Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 313239

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Strattera, 8yr old, inattentive ADD - dosage?

Posted by Cho on February 14, 2004, at 12:50:13

Starting Strattera for my 8yr old daughter diagnosed with inattentive ADD. Doctor suggests starting immediately with 40mg. We just started reading this forum today - is this dose really high to start? Our doctor said their is no reason to start gradually, that will just delay the effects.

Comments? Any similar experiences?

Thanks!!

 

Re: Strattera, 8yr old, inattentive ADD - dosage?

Posted by fallsfall on February 14, 2004, at 16:32:22

In reply to Strattera, 8yr old, inattentive ADD - dosage?, posted by Cho on February 14, 2004, at 12:50:13

I started Strattera when I was 45. I started at 10 and went up 10 each week. I now take 80. Even at that rate I had some pretty bad nausea. When Strattera was new (last year) there were lots of posts on the meds board about people who didn't start slowly having a lot of trouble.

I would argue with the Doc and start slowly.

P.S. I really like Strattera (I take it for depression)

 

Re: Strattera, 8yr old, inattentive ADD - dosage?

Posted by terrics on February 14, 2004, at 18:18:15

In reply to Re: Strattera, 8yr old, inattentive ADD - dosage?, posted by fallsfall on February 14, 2004, at 16:32:22

I would check this out on the medication board, but in the meantime I would start slow. If Doc does not agree find a new doc. Sometimes mom's do know best. terrics You can also check online. I get alot of med info there. pps I am a school nurse and use lots of ADD meds. With the younger kids the docs usually start slow.

 

Re: Strattera - Redirect to Medication Board Cho

Posted by Dinah on February 14, 2004, at 18:57:24

In reply to Strattera, 8yr old, inattentive ADD - dosage?, posted by Cho on February 14, 2004, at 12:50:13

Hi, there are several boards on this site, and I think you'll get the best response from the medication board, (plain) Psycho-Babble. You can follow the links at the top of this page or go directly to your post at:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20040210/msgs/313376.html

Hope this helps!

Dinah


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