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ADHD Medications (cont.)

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Are there liquid ADHD medications for children?

  • Methylin (methylphenidate oral solution)
  • ProCentra (dextroamphetamine oral solution)
  • Quillivant XR (methylphenidate extended release powder for oral suspension)

What are ADHD medication side effects in children?

ADHD medication side effects in children include headache, anxiety, nausea, dizziness, vomiting and abdominal pain. Insomnia, dizziness, and restlessness are also common. Other side effects include weight loss, anorexia and pruritus (itching).

Non-stimulants may cause hypotension, drowsiness, sedation, fatigue. Guanfacine and clonidine may cause xerostomia (dry mouth).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/19/2014


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