Childhood Diseases

Posted by: NARCOLEPTIC MOMMY | 2010-05-04



My child has been diagnosed with narcolepcy after many tests to determine " whats up with this child"  - she is Rx Concerta and it seen to be working very well but im worried about the long term damage of these medications and she is only 8 years now - will the dose increase( currently using 36mg ) - or will the medication change? I was told this is not a problem that will be grown out of.
She only use it 1per day in mornings works 12 houers - since she started she has never fallen asleep in the day she asks for the medication each morning saying she feels soooo much better.
so something is working

Expert's Reply



Concerta is widely used for treating children with ADD.Your daughter has narcolepsy and has responded very well indeed to the use of Concerta.She responds to a single morning dose.She also has done well on a relatively low dose. There are well known side effects particularly on a child's appetite but at the dose you are using for your daughter and with a single morning dose she should continue to do well.

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