ADHD in Boys
How many years are safe for Concerta?
My son is 16 and he has been on medication since he was 7. We have tried most of the ADD medications. We have had to switch from time to time because it seems to stop working after about a year. When he was in middle school he had a growth spurt and it caused the Ritalin to stop working. He tried Concerta and it only worked well when he was on 72ml a day. When he is not on the medication he gets really silly. I think its withdrawal. He says he is much happier without it but he knows he needs it for school and he’s worried he may say or do something to make the kids not like him. He just had an IEP meeting they said he is smart and he can do the work but his real problem is paying attention. Should I take him off the medication? I don’t know if I am hurting him by having him on medication so many years. He is really funny and he never gets in trouble but he has no real friend’s at school or church.
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