ADHD

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Posted by: Paula | 2011-03-18

Q.

Weight loss whilst using Concerta

How do I help my child gain weight? What products bar pedia sure etc (drinks) can I give her to help her gain weight. She just went off Strattera is now on Concerta. She is 7 Years old and weights 21kg.?
Please guide me
Thanks
Paula

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Paula,

Unfortunately I am not aware of anything other than nutritional drinks that can assist with weight gain. When I last spoke with a GP about weight gain in children he recommended Ensure as his brand of choice.

Unless your daughter has any allergies, try the different supplements from your pharmacist (for children) and se which one works best. As everyone is built differently there may be one that works best for her.

Good luck,
Delia

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Posted by: Anne | 2011-03-28

My son is 6 and is underweight for his age. He was recently put on Concerta. He has terrible mood swings especially when it comes to eating and drinking. Is this normal? will this pass? What can I give him as a supplement. He also has alot of allergies. He is also on resperlet but it makes him very drowzy. Can children his age take this meds?
Please assist.
Thanks
Anne

Reply to Anne
Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011-03-18

Dear Paula,

Unfortunately I am not aware of anything other than nutritional drinks that can assist with weight gain. When I last spoke with a GP about weight gain in children he recommended Ensure as his brand of choice.

Unless your daughter has any allergies, try the different supplements from your pharmacist (for children) and se which one works best. As everyone is built differently there may be one that works best for her.

Good luck,
Delia

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