The response to methylphenidate products (Ritalin, Concerta, Neucon, and Contramyl) varies between patients - and what is the best for one person, is not necessarily the best for another. I personally prefer to start a young child on short-acting methylphenidate (especially w.r.t. appetite suppression and to establish the best dosing schedule and dose), but it really does depend on the child. Please address your concerns with Dr Kretzmer.
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