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Does my child need to take their stimulant medication for ADHD every day or can they take breaks from it?

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Some children do better if they take medication regularly. But if you want your child to take a "vacation" from the medication, plan for a day when it they may not need concentration, like a weekend during the summer.

From: Stimulant Medications for ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health. 

News release, Pfizer.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Institutes of Health. 

News release, Pfizer.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

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