It’s important for parents to know the side effects of the prescriptions their children are given for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. It is equally as important for parents and physicians to communicate regularly about those side effects and make adjustments as needed. This kind of understanding and communication is critical to caring for children with ADHD.
There are also drug interactions as well as side effects. Parents should be aware of these as some common over the counter medications can be harmful when used in combination with prescriptions for ADHD. There are many resources to look up these interactions but an open conversation with your physician is the best place to get started.