ADHD in Boys
How high is too high of a dose?
My 9yr. old (4th grade) son was diagnosed @ age 6 and has been on Concerta ever since. He has been on 54mg for a while, but we had our parent/teacher conference last week and his 2 teachers have noticed, as we have too - that it’s not as effective any longer and he is struggling.
His doctor didn’t want to move him to the next dose - 72mg b/c he said 54 is really the highest dose for his age/weight and 72 is more of an adult size dose.
We haven’t had any major issues w/Concerta so I was bummed when we had to switch. Now more so than ever….
We started Quillivant XR today and it did not work at all…so we have to go through the adjustment period to find the right dose - but I wanted to know if anyone has their son on a high dose of Concerta and if there have been any problems…just in case the Quillivant doesn’t work out.
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