Dear ADD mom,
Many children do not take their ADD medications over weekends nor in school holidays. Ritalin can make you sleepy, this can be overcome by adjusting the dosage; in some instances the sleepiness persists. Ritalin should not affect your daughter's sport performance directly; some of the side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite and head aches may have an initial impact. In most instances these side effects go away.
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