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ADHD

Question
Posted by: Richard | 2019/04/12

Q.

Slow growth with child on Ritalin

Hi Delia - my daughter has been taken Ritalin 20mg for two years. She has gone from 50 percentile to 10 percentile on growth chart. Should she be taking ensure? How often in this typically taken? Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert
- 2019/04/15

I do not know the age of your child. Is she losing weigh? Not gaining weight? Is her appetite suppressed, or just not taking in enough nutrients? Ensure can be considered, but a change in medication might also be indicated. Please discuss with her prescribing doctor.

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