Our expert says:
If you son suffers from ADHD and is on Concerta 37 mg, then it is essential that his growth and weight should be monitored on a very regular basis by a child psychiatrist. The medications prescribed for ADHD can suppress the appetite and cause growth retardation, so please take your son back to the dr who prescribed the medication and ask him/her to reassess his condition. If you have not yet consulted a child psychiatrist then please do so, because you may be able to control your son's ADHD with diet, the use of omega-3 and omega-6 supplements and exercise. A vitamin B complex supplement for children (ask your chemist for a suitable brand) can help to stimulate the appetite, BUT it is vital that you have him reassessed to prevent his growth being stunted by the medication.
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