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How often should I visit my doctor if an ADHD medication titration is going well?

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If there aren't any problems after a month of treatment, see your child's doctor again. At that time, the doctor can make sure that:

Once the proper dosage is found, experts recommend visiting the doctor regularly -- about every three months. The doctor will check whether your child's medication plan still works.

  • The medicine is working.
  • The dosage is correct.
  • The side effects are acceptable to you and your child.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What medications are used to treat ADHD?"

Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. , Oct. 16, 2011. Pediatrics

Brinkman, W. , April 2011. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What medications are used to treat ADHD?"

Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. , Oct. 16, 2011. Pediatrics

Brinkman, W. , April 2011. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 10, 2017

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