Although Ritalin works very well for some children, the side effects outweigh the benefits in others. There are other medications you can try, such as Concerta or Stratera which would need to be prescribed by a doctor. There are supplements you can get over the counter such as Biostrath, however, as with Ritalin, some people will benefit largely from these supplements while others will see little or no improvements. I do not know when last he was assessed by the GP or health professional who put him on Ritalin? As they know his medical history they may be able to provide a different alternative to Ritalin. I hope this gives you a starting point.
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