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How long does ADHD medication titration take?

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Titration can take several weeks. As a parent, you'll play an important role in watching the drug's effects on your child so you can make the right changes if necessary.

Because matching the right medicine to the right child is an inexact science, don't be discouraged if the first medicine your child takes isn't the right fit. The doctor may try titration with two or three different types of medicine before finding the best match.

SOURCES:

Mark Stein, PhD, director of the ADHD and Related Disorders Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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

American Academy of Pediatrics, “Common ADHD Medications & Treatments for Children.”

National Resource Center on ADHD, “Managing Medication.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Mark Stein, PhD, director of the ADHD and Related Disorders Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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

American Academy of Pediatrics, “Common ADHD Medications & Treatments for Children.”

National Resource Center on ADHD, “Managing Medication.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

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