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9 Questions to Ask Before Starting an ADHD Medication

on 05/02/2016 - 11:15 am

Considering ADHD drug therapy for yourself or your child? Ask your doctor the right questions.
by Peter Jensen, M.D.
 

Before agreeing to start yourself or your child on attention-deficit drug therapy, be sure to get answers to the following questions:

What is the diagnosis?


What is the medicine, and how does it work?


Have studies been done on it?


Which tests need to be done before starting the medication?


How soon will I see an improvement?


How often do you have to take the medicine?


How will the decision be made to stop it?


What are the negative side effects of the medicine?


What will happen if we miss a dose?

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