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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/2/2012 6:52:41 PM

Reviewer: happymom, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
We tried many things to help my daughter with her inability to focus, her impulsiveness, and her learning disabilities. Special Education, good diet and exercise, and A LOT of homework help at home helped, but she still required a lot of redirection and one-on-one time at school from her teachers. We finally agreed with her doctor to try a medication. We tried Concerta and it was terrible. Too ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/11/2012 10:13:56 PM

Reviewer: summergirl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My son was dx at age 2 with ADHD. He was started on clonadine at night and tenex 2x a day. He was either a zombie or bouncing off the wall.As a parent it tore me apart. He was started on Ritalin and it helped but, Dr wanted us to try Focalin XL 10mg and it was a big help after a week or so of adjusting to it...He is now 7 yrs old he takes Foclain XL 15mg with tenex 2x aday and it has made a huge d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
12/24/2011 11:35:56 PM

Reviewer: proud mom of 1 great kid, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My 12 yr old son was diagnosed when 6 tried many adhd drugs. Then in 4th grade (9yrs) switched doctors and she decided he metabolized things to quick for xr drugs and tried focolin 2 times a day. It worked,for a while then when starting middle school she decided to add Intunitiv which as helped alot. He made the honor roll for the first time ever!

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
12/9/2011 3:45:22 PM

Reviewer: DaddyAlex, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This is like the fourth ADHD med we tried. Others made him a basket case, aggressive or too thin. This one seemed to be working well unitl he started pulling his hair, eyebrows and eyelashes out. Talks about voices in his head too. He is 10 years old and has been on 20mg for about 2 years. He was diagnosed when he was 5. After reading some of these reviews, I'm thinking of trying another ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/30/2011 8:26:43 AM

Reviewer: 13-18 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

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