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Can my child with ADHD refill medication if they are far from home?

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Make sure your child knows they can't run out of medication. Part of managing medication means making sure there are enough pills to follow the treatment plan without breaks. Your child's doctor may not be able to order certain ADHD stimulant medications over the phone, so they may need to work with a local doctor to get refills.

SOURCES:

Chorniy, A. Labour Economics, July 2016.

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University; sub-investigator at Clinical Research Studies at the Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida.

Naomi Steiner, MD, developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Boston Medical Center.

Gould, O. Journal of Attention Disorders, March 2016

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD: Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 24, 2020

SOURCES:

Chorniy, A. Labour Economics, July 2016.

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University; sub-investigator at Clinical Research Studies at the Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida.

Naomi Steiner, MD, developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Boston Medical Center.

Gould, O. Journal of Attention Disorders, March 2016

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD: Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 24, 2020

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