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Generic Strattera - Methylin and Pregnancy

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  • Generic Strattera
    This eMedTV segment explains that you shouldn't buy anything claiming to be generic Strattera until an approved generic is available. However, it's hard to say exactly when this will be. This article explains why this is the case.
  • Generic Vyvanse
    This eMedTV article explains that the earliest date that a generic version of Vyvanse may become available is in June 2023, when the first patent expires. This page also discusses other circumstances that could extend that date past 2023.
  • Get to Know Your Child's Teachers
    Your child's teachers are an important part of your child's life -- they spend time with your child almost every day. Begin talking with them early, ideally before school starts. Make sure the teachers know about your child's diagnosis and things your child needs to be successful at school. Communicate often throughout the school year. You may want to check in at least once monthly, or more often if necessary, in person, on the phone, or over e-mail. And remember that communication goes both ways -- listen to the teachers' observations of your child at school, and share how things are going at home.
  • Harness the Power of Protein
    Protein is a vital nutrient for people with ADHD. It provides important neurotransmitters that the brain needs to function properly. Good sources include lean meats, nuts, and legumes. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, make sure you are still obtaining protein in the form of tofu, eggs, and fish.
  • How Do I Talk to My Teenager about ADHD Medications?
    It is vital that you discuss ADHD medicines with teenagers. This eMedTV article explains that having a frank discussion with your child about the importance of taking the medication and not sharing it with others can help ensure safe, effective treatment.
  • How Does Ritalin Work?
    When used for narcolepsy, Ritalin works as a stimulant to help people stay awake during the day. This eMedTV article gives a brief explanation of how the drug affects the body and provides a link to more information on this prescription drug.
  • How Does Strattera Work?
    As this selection from the eMedTV library explains, Strattera works by affecting the levels of a certain chemical in the brain. This segment provides a brief overview of this medication, with a link to more detailed information on it.
  • How Is ADHD Diagnosed?
    If you are not certain that your child's diagnosis of ADHD is correct, you should get a second opinion. This eMedTV segment explains why it can be hard to tell if your child has ADHD and describes the team of professionals who can best help your child.
  • How Is Adult ADHD Diagnosed?
    We all have trouble sticking to a task or maintaining attention from time to time. But as this eMedTV page explains, in adults with ADHD, this difficulty is so great that it interferes with daily life. This page discusses this in more detail.
  • How Long Does Ritalin Stay in Your System?
    How long does Ritalin stay in your system? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug generally stays in your system for less than a day. However, if your liver or kidneys are not functioning normally, it may clear from your system faster or slower.
  • Impatient Conversations
    Do you finish other people's sentences because you feel they talk too slowly? Do you blurt out the answers before other people even finish asking the questions? Do words just seem to fly out of your mouth, without a filter? If so, you might have adult ADHD.
  • Inhalants
    You may not think of them as potential drugs of abuse, but many household products can cause mind-altering effects when sniffed, inhaled, or snorted. "Inhalants" include a wide variety of products, such as glue, lighter fluid, and household aerosols (i.e., spray paint, hairspray, and cooking sprays). Most inhalants produce effects similar to those of alcohol. Inhalant use is risky. It can deprive the brain and lungs of oxygen, causing loss of consciousness, heart attack, and "sudden sniffing death." Repeated abuse can lead to irreversible problems, including hearing loss and brain damage.
  • Ins and Outs of ADHD Treatment
    Psychotherapy, nonstimulant medicines, and stimulant drugs are some of the possible ADHD treatment options. This eMedTV page further explores the ins and outs of ADHD treatment, including how to determine which method will work best for your child.
  • Interrupting/Intruding
    Adults with ADHD sometimes don't have the impulse control to respect the boundaries of others in conversations, projects, or activities. They may butt in on other people's conversations, rudely take over other people's projects, and jump into other people's activities without asking.
  • Intuniv
    Intuniv is a nonstimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth overview of this medication, including the age group it is used for, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Intuniv and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Intuniv (guanfacine ER) recommends using the drug with caution if you are nursing. This eMedTV article provides more details on breastfeeding and Intuniv, including how the drug may affect a woman's ability to produce breast milk.
  • Intuniv and Pregnancy
    Although the full risks are unknown, Intuniv (guanfacine ER) is probably safe for women who are expecting. This eMedTV Web page discusses pregnancy and Intuniv use in greater detail, including information on how the drug performed in animal studies.
  • Intuniv Dosage
    As this part of the eMedTV site explains, most children start with an Intuniv dosage of 1 mg per day. The child's healthcare provider may gradually increase this amount, if necessary. This article also offers helpful tips on when and how to take Intuniv.
  • Intuniv Drug Interactions
    Blood pressure drugs, alcohol, and Depakote are some of the products that can interact with Intuniv. In this eMedTV selection, other products that can react with Intuniv are listed, as are the potential problems that can occur as a result.
  • Intuniv Medication Information
    A prescription medication, Intuniv is used to treat ADHD in children and adolescents. This eMedTV resource offers more information on Intuniv, discussing the drug's side effects, generic availability, and performance in clinical trials.
  • Intuniv Overdose
    Taking too much Intuniv (guanfacine ER) can result in drowsiness, dizziness, and slow heart rate. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at what happens with an overdose of this drug, including information on symptoms and treatment options.
  • Intuniv Side Effects
    Nausea, headache, and irritability are among the common side effects of Intuniv. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the problems that can occur while taking this drug, including serious side effects that require prompt medical attention.
  • Intuniv Uses
    Intuniv is approved for treating ADHD in children and adolescents. This segment of the eMedTV archives talks about these Intuniv uses, including information on off-label indications and how the medication is not approved for adults.
  • Intuniv Warnings and Precautions
    If you are taking Intuniv, you should avoid alcoholic beverages. This eMedTV resource offers more Intuniv precautions and warnings, including information on why this ADHD medication may not be suitable for children with certain medical conditions.
  • Is ADHD a Male Disorder?
    ADHD is thought of as a disorder that primarily affects males. In fact, for every one girl treated for ADHD, there are about six to nine boys receiving treatment. But is ADHD really that much more common in boys? Probably not. Research suggests that, instead, boys are overdiagnosed, meaning more boys are labeled as having ADHD when they don't actually have the condition. Furthermore, ADHD isn't recognized as well in girls, leaving them more likely to remain undiagnosed even when they have it.
  • Is It Adult ADHD or Something Else?
    Diagnosing ADHD is not always easy, as there are no specific tests. In addition, as this eMedTV page explains, it shares symptoms with other conditions. Your doctor will perform a complete evaluation in order to confirm or rule out this diagnosis.
  • Is It Really ADHD?
    Inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity don't always indicate ADHD. To be diagnosed with ADHD, a child must have displayed symptoms for at least six months and those symptoms must have started prior to age seven. Symptoms must also create a real handicap in at least two areas of life, such as in the schoolroom, on the playground, at home, or in social settings. Before an accurate diagnosis of ADHD can be made, it is important to have a mental health professional evaluate your child. There are certain medical conditions, psychological disorders, and stressful life events that can also cause symptoms that look like ADHD.
  • Is There a Link Between ADHD and Food Dye or Pesticides?
    There is no definitive research linking ADHD with exposure to additives or pesticides. However, as this eMedTV article explains, these substances may make symptoms worse in children predisposed to these effects, so they should be avoided if possible.
  • Is There a Link Between Adult ADHD and Food Additives and Pesticides?
    There is no definitive research linking ADHD with exposure to additives or pesticides. However, as this eMedTV article explains, these substances may have made symptoms worse in certain children, so adults with ADHD may want to avoid them if possible.
  • Kapvay
    Kapvay is a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. This eMedTV page offers a complete overview of this medication, with details on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and safety precautions.
  • Kapvay and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web page explains why taking Kapvay (clonidine ER) while breastfeeding could lead to potentially serious problems in your child, such as a slow heart rate or low blood pressure. This article also discusses the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Kapvay and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe for pregnant women to take Kapvay (clonidine ER). This selection from the eMedTV Web archives takes an in-depth look at the results of animal studies on this medication and explains why it is classified as a pregnancy Category C drug.
  • Kapvay Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, your child's Kapvay dosage will depend on several factors, such as other drugs he or she is taking. This page discusses dosing guidelines for this drug, including other factors that may affect the dose and tips on taking it.
  • Kapvay Drug Interactions
    Beta blockers, digoxin, and certain antidepressants are some of the products that can react with Kapvay. This eMedTV Web article describes other Kapvay drug interactions, as well as the potentially serious complications these reactions can cause.
  • Kapvay Medication Information
    As this eMedTV page explains, Kapvay is a medicine prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This article provides important information on this medication, including possible side effects, dosing tips, and safety precautions.
  • Kapvay Overdose
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains that seizures, an irregular heart rhythm, or a coma can occur if a person overdoses on Kapvay (clonidine ER). This article also describes other potential symptoms and treatment options.
  • Kapvay Side Effects
    Although most people tolerate Kapvay well, side effects may occur and can include drowsiness and headaches. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth list of possible reactions that may occur with this prescription drug, including potentially serious problems.
  • Kapvay Uses
    This eMedTV Web page discusses the use of Kapvay for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. This article further explores the definition of ADHD and also describes possible off-label reasons to use this drug.
  • Kapvay Warnings and Precautions
    Kapvay decreases the heart rate and blood pressure, which may cause problems for some people. This eMedTV Web resource describes several other important precautions and warnings with Kapvay, including when it may not be safe to take this drug.
  • Know Your Rights!
    Public schools are required by federal law to provide educational accommodations or modifications for eligible children with ADHD who need them. If you think your child may benefit from accommodations, you may want to learn more about The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act -- the two federal mandates that protect the rights of certain eligible children with ADHD. Under these mandates, your child may be entitled to an individualized educational plan (IEP) or 504 plan. These plans help ensure your child receives the appropriate accommodations they need to fully participate in school. Contact your school's Special Education Department or organizations in your area that are well versed in these laws, such as The Arc (www.thearc.org).
  • Koncerta
    Concerta is a prescription drug approved for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This eMedTV resource describes this medication in more detail and lists some of its potential side effects. Koncerta is a common misspelling of Concerta.
  • Konserta
    Concerta is a prescription medicine used for improving symptoms of ADHD. This eMedTV page explores the effects of Concerta and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before starting the drug. Konserta is a common misspelling of Concerta.
  • Like a Sore Thumb: Adult ADHD and (Not) Fitting In
    Are you an adult with ADHD? Do you struggle with social situations, often feeling like you don't fit in? This eMedTV resource is for you! We address common ADHD behaviors and how they manifest in social situations, with helpful tips on avoiding gaffes.
  • Long-Term Side Effects of Daytrana
    Although the long-term side effects of Daytrana are not fully understood, the drug is known to slow growth. This eMedTV article describes some of the research being done on long-term side effects of Daytrana, such as studies involving rats.
  • Long-Term Side Effects of Metadate
    No studies have been conducted on the long-term side effects of Metadate. As this eMedTV page explains, however, growth suppression and brain changes have been reported with methylphenidate (the active component of Metadate) and other stimulants.
  • Long-Term Side Effects of Methylin
    Studies are currently being conducted on the long-term side effects of Methylin. This eMedTV segment discusses the research findings on long-term use of the drug, which may include growth suppression and changes in brain chemistry.
  • Long-Term Side Effects of Ritalin
    This eMedTV Web page discusses the long-term Ritalin side effects seen in animal studies, which may include growth suppression and brain changes. However, this page also reminds that more research is needed to fully understand these effects.
  • Losing Things
    It's normal to occasionally misplace your keys or cell phone, but adults with ADHD tend to lose things on an almost daily basis. This can be especially problematic at work, if important papers or other work materials are lost.
  • Marijuana
    Marijuana use may be another form of self-medication for teens with ADHD. Some people report it helps relieve their ADHD symptoms. However, marijuana use actually causes concentration and memory problems, along with a host of other short- and long-term problems, such as decreased motivation, difficulties in school, and breathing problems. It has also been linked to using other drugs and alcohol.
  • Medadate
    Metadate CD is a drug that can be prescribed for the treatment of ADHD. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes Metadate CD in more detail and explores the effects of the medicine. Medadate is a common misspelling of Metadate CD.
  • Medidate
    Metadate CD is a prescription drug that is approved to treat ADHD. This eMedTV page covers the effects of the drug, offers general dosing information, and lists possible side effects to be aware of. Medidate is a common misspelling of Metadate.
  • Metadate Abuse
    Stimulants like Metadate carry a strong potential for abuse. This eMedTV article discusses the dangers of Metadate abuse, explains why people may abuse the medication, and offers information on where to get help for drug addiction and abuse.
  • Metadate and Adults
    Children with ADHD may be prescribed Metadate; adults with ADHD, however, are generally not given the drug. This eMedTV page explains circumstances when the medication may be given to adults and lists things your doctor should check for first.
  • Metadate and Depression
    Depression is a known side effect of Metadate, although its frequency is unknown. This eMedTV page discusses the link between Metadate and depression, including information on how common it is and how the drug can also be used to treat depression.
  • Metadate and Pregnancy
    This page of the eMedTV archives explores the results of studies on Metadate and pregnancy. A list of problems seen with animal fetuses exposed to the drug is provided, as is an explanation of how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy.
  • Metadate and Weight Loss
    Weight loss is common side effect of Metadate and may lead to its abuse. This eMedTV Web page discusses Metadate and weight loss in more detail and explains how the drug can also occasionally be used as an "off-label" weight loss medicine.
  • Metadate CD
    Metadate CD, an extended-release medication, is licensed to treat ADHD in children. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works and further explores its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
  • Metadate CD 20 mg Capsules
    As this eMedTV article explains, the recommended starting Metadate CD dosage for treating ADHD is Metadate CD 20 mg capsules, taken once a day in the morning. This page offers more Metadate CD dosing guidelines, including tips for taking the medicine.
  • Metadate CD 30 mg Capsules
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Metadate CD 30 mg capsules once daily to treat ADHD. This eMedTV page further describes Metadate CD dosing guidelines, including information on the factors that may affect your dosage and tips for taking this drug.
  • Metadate CD Dosage
    It is generally recommended that children with ADHD start with a Metadate CD dosage of 20 mg a day. This eMedTV resource explains when and how to take the medication and offers dosing tips and precautions for people taking the drug.
  • Metadate CD Drug Interactions
    If medicines like pressors or warfarin are taken with Metadate CD, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV article contains a more complete list of drugs that can interact with Metadate CD and explains the potential consequences.
  • Metadate CD Medication
    As this eMedTV page explains, Metadate CD is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This article tells you what you need to know about this stimulant, including how it works, available strengths, and more.
  • Metadate CD Oral
    Metadate CD oral capsules are typically prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This eMedTV Web article explains how this medication works, describes possible side effects, and lists various strengths available.
  • Metadate CD Side Effects
    Some of the most common Metadate CD side effects include headache, insomnia, and loss of appetite. This eMedTV segment also lists rare side effects seen with the drug, as well as serious side effects that may require medical attention.
  • Metadate CD Uses
    Metadate CD is used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of the medication and lists possible off-label Metadate CD uses, such as the treatment of narcolepsy and adult ADHD.
  • Metadate CD Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV Web page lists Metadate CD warnings and precautions, including potential side effects that may occur and those who should avoid taking the drug. For example, people with severe high blood pressure should not take Metadate CD.
  • Metadate ER
    Metadate ER, a prescription medicine, is used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, lists possible side effects to be aware of, and describes the effects of the medication.
  • Metadate ER and Alcohol
    Avoid mixing Metadate ER and alcohol until you know how the medicine will affect you. As this eMedTV segment explains, alcohol may intensify the effects of the drug, and people who abuse alcohol may be more likely to abuse Metadate ER as well.
  • Metadate ER Dosage
    Your Metadate ER dosage is based on your previous immediate-release methylphenidate dose. As this eMedTV page explains, if you were taking methylphenidate 10 mg twice a day, you'd switch to 20 mg of Metadate ER, taken just once a day.
  • Metadate ER Drug Info
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, Metadate ER is a drug used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This article takes a brief look at Metadate ER, with information on basic dosing guidelines for the drug. Side effects and safety warnings are also discussed.
  • Metadate ER Interactions
    Warfarin, MAOIs, and pressors may cause drug interactions with Metadate ER. Interactions, as this eMedTV page explains, can lead to increased drug levels in your blood or cause side effects, like high blood pressure or increased heart rate.
  • Metadate ER Side Effects
    Nausea, insomnia, and dizziness are some of the more common Metadate ER side effects. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes other common side effects and also lists potentially serious problems and rare side effects seen with the drug.
  • Metadate ER Uses
    Metadate ER is used for treating narcolepsy in adults and ADHD in children. This article from the eMedTV library discusses these Metadate ER uses in more detail and includes information on possible off-label uses for the medication.
  • Metadate ER Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV article provides Metadate ER warnings and precautions, describes side effects to look out for, and lists certain people who should not take the drug. For example, Metadate ER can make symptoms of certain psychotic disorders worse.
  • Metadate Overdose
    The effects of a Metadate overdose will vary, but may include confusion, hyperactivity, or seizures. This eMedTV article describes the treatment options available for an overdose and lists other possible effects of taking too much Metadate.
  • Metadate: A Controlled Substance
    Metadate, a controlled substance, may potentially be habit-forming. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains what a controlled substance is and describes the special rules that are required for prescribing Metadate and others like them.
  • Methylin
    Methylin is a medication that is approved to treat narcolepsy in adults and ADHD in children. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains how the drug works and further explores its effects, potential side effects, and dosage information.
  • Methylin 10 mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, a doctor may prescribe Methylin 10 mg tablets or solution, two or three times daily to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. This article further discusses Methylin dosing guidelines, including tips on using this medication.
  • Methylin Abuse
    Methylin abuse is common, given the habit-forming nature of the drug. This eMedTV resource lists common reasons for this abuse, explains the dangers of Methylin addiction and abuse, and offers information on where you can get help.
  • Methylin and Adults
    Children with ADHD often benefit from using Methylin. Adults may also use it as an off-label ADHD medicine. This eMedTV article discusses Methylin use in adults and offers important precautions for adults who are taking the medication.
  • Methylin and Depression
    Depression is a potential side effect of Methylin, but its frequency is unknown. This eMedTV page discusses Methylin and depression in detail, including an explanation of how clinical trials work and how the drug can also be used to treat depression.
  • Methylin and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment discusses the risks when combining Methylin and pregnancy, and describes when a healthcare provider may prescribe the drug to a pregnant woman. An explanation of the FDA's system of rating drugs during pregnancy is also provided.
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