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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/25/2010 1:04:09 AM

Reviewer: worried MOM, 3-6 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My 6 year has been on the medication for about 1 month.And I have seen a big diffrence in her moods, and in school.. No longer is she fighting the teacher,and not making friends, the mood swings have gone and this medication has let her keep her Great personality..It's wonderful to hear her laugh and have a great time like other 6 year old girls..

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/23/2010 8:00:14 AM

Reviewer: maggiejohnw, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After reading the reviews I am sending ny 10 year old sons MD a request to try this. My son is unable to initiate homework or read directions and follow them. He has 3 things going at once, usually thinking about how no one in his class likes him, he's not good at sports and simply just isn't right for this world, always searching for a reson why: he's on the 15mg Daytrana patch and it ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/18/2010 12:30:07 PM

Reviewer: NATHANLEE, 7-12 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
MY SON TOOK THIS FOR 3 YEARS. AT THE START OF TAKING THE MED EVERYHTING WAS GREAT, WE COULDNT UP THE DOSE TO WHAT HE ACTUALLY NEEDED BECAUSE IT MADE HIM TO SLEEPY AND HE COULDNT STAY AWAKE IN SCHOOL. IT SEEMS AS IF HIS BODY ADJUSTED TO THE MED VERY WELL NO BAD SIDE EFFECTS JUST IN TIME IT SEEMED AS IF IT WASNT HELPING ANYMORE. HE HASNT TKEN IT IN 3 DAYS AND I ACTUALLY SEE HIM ALOT CALMER NOW. HE W ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/6/2010 12:04:21 PM

Reviewer: 3-6 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 6 year old daughter has been on this medication for the last 3 months. We switched after being unhappy with the side effects of focalin & methyl phenidate, which both helped her focus in school but took away her wonderful personality. She is now able to focus, is less hyper, and has finally got her appetite back after 2 years of being on the other stimulants. We are happy to see that she ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
12/1/2009 3:07:40 PM

Reviewer: Mike in Michigan, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have never written a review on anything, but I feel so passionately about this, that I must share my information... My son, who is ten now, has been on guanfacine for quite some time (2 yrs) after running the gamit of medicines... Stimulants would work adequately, but suppress his personality, and he had zero friends... none whatsoever... it was heartbreaking to watch... A low dose strattera ... Show Full Comment

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