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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: theresa | 2005/06/18

Q.

ritilin

My son is turning 7 10 14 days.He is in grade 1.His teacher called me in to explain that he can not consentrate and is hyper active.He is disruptive during lessons by getting up and walking around-not listening, however his maths is above average as wel as reading, but writing is a problem.He turns the letters around.
i took him to the peadiatrician who recommended Rittelin La 20.His behaviour inproved drasticly and his school work is looking much better.Lots of people is hoever telling me i am making him use to drugs and that he is sedated.I know Riltelin is scedule 7 meds but is it realy doing him damage? I do not want his school work to suffer becouse these is very important years.He is also using omega 3 & 6 with his treatment.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Ritalin is excellent in the correct circumstances. Only use it on schooldays and never on weekends or school holidays. Only give the tablets in the early morning. He must attend his paediatrician for follow-up.

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