... for years. I recently switched to Vyvance because I dislike the side effects of Concerta when I take it for more than one week straight. ... (2 replies)
... Our son has been on Risperadol for years. He is fine- actually he likes it as it helps to rest his mind at bedtime. It also helps to stop the ticks- he digs at himself. He is on Concerta (they said that was the cause of the ticks but he does this when he is off of it as well as on it), Zoloft, and Risperadol and doing really well.
Our son has a severe form of Aspergers... (4 replies)
... I have a 4 year old son with Autism. He has a problem putting things in his mouth, especially pills. We hide everything in a cup with juice but Concerta is a time released capsule so we were unable to give this med. The doctor said he could use the Daytrana Patch in place of it. It is also time released. ... (5 replies)
... No, concerta is extended release so it can not be chewed, or crushed, See if another medicine would work as well as concerta. ... (5 replies)
... My son is 6 years old and has autism and adhd. His doctor has prescribed concerta for his adhd. He will not take his medication, he will hold it in his mouth and not swallow. ... (5 replies)
... My autistic son is not bipolar but his 9 year old brother is. He had been on Concerta for adhd. Initially it help tremendously. ... (5 replies)
... Stimulants like Concerta do tend to make children's bipolar disorder worse. The biggest thing is why he has mood swings. ... (5 replies)
... Does anyone know how to tell if your kid with autism has bipolar? ... (5 replies)
... e under the sun since he was 5 and seems some do help for a few months then its almost as if his body gets immuned to them and they stop working,right now hes on concerta 54mg.. ... (4 replies)
... Hi. I have a five yr. old autistic son. I was diagnosed with ADHD last year and was prescribed Concerta (36mg). Autism and ADHD/ADD/PDD runs in my family. Just wanted to pass my personal info. on.
Steve (4 replies)
... Awhile back I read book called "Fighting For Tony", it was written by a mother whose son had been diagnosed as autistic, and as I remember a lot of his behaviors were very much like your son's. (delayed development, tantrums, eye-rolling, etc.) The mother, quite by accident, discovered that when milk was removed from his diet his behavior was much improved. He began to catch... (9 replies)
... HI My son has been taking Ritalin , well, Concerta ( sort of time-release ritalin) for years. We recently took him off, because it was making him grumpy and angry, and we were tired of trying to medicate that side affect. Some things would work, but only short term, others did nothing. while others caused him to have seizures, and yet others mabe him gain a lot of weight. BUT... (22 replies)
... d him until now. You didn't say whether he is taking therapy or not. If not you need to get him in therapy. They work wonders. As far as drugs we just tried Concerta in the lowest dose and my boy had ticks, dymensia, his toungue was out and he chewed it, didn't got bed until 5a.m., Kept wanting us to take him home. ... (9 replies)
... Hello all.i have a 9 year old son with a diagnosis of autism, Adhd and learning difficuties who self harms and others.The problem we now face is the intensity and frequency of his explosions have increased dramatically in the past few months.He is currently o 3.5mg resperidal daily which is no longer effective.we,ve tried other meds with the resperidone but they only made... (12 replies)
... Hello Everyone! Let me first say.... What a relief to come to this board and share with others & get some comfort and/or advice!
My 14 year old son has been on Risperdal for a host of difficulties he has. Some of which are Autism/PDD, Bi Polar, anxiety.... He has been on this drug since he was 2, and it has allowed him to function normally in life.
Now that he is a... (17 replies)
... just ask at any health food store, if they don't have them, they can probably tell you who does carry them. you can also order them online (5 replies)
... Where do you get the empty capsules? (5 replies)
... Put the pill inside an empty gelatin capsule, or if he takes other capsules, just open one and stick it in there and reclose. You can also be "tough" and make sure it's swallowed before he gets anything else he wants. (5 replies)
... My son is on Concerta and so far today, it's been a good day. He still jumps and flaps but he listens better. My son is on Clonidine, Zoloft 50 mg, and Concerta 18 mg. He is active all day long, and we go outside when weather permits for exercise. He is not on any kind of special diet. ... (7 replies)
... My son was diagnosed with High Functioning autism back in 2003. And you can tell he has autism, he has a lot of the symptoms. Now his Psychatrist seems to think it's ADHD too and so she gave him Concerta. ... (7 replies)