This lesson is meant for you and your child to read together.
This lesson gives you the information you need to safely handle and take ADHD medication.
It’s tough enough deciding to use stimulant medication to treat your child’s ADHD symptoms. If side effects are a possibility, too, will that be a deal breaker?
Your child has ADHD, and was just given a prescription for a psychostimulant medication. You already know that safety is important when taking any prescription drug. It’s especially important to handle your child’s ADHD medicine correctly, because it’s classified as a “controlled substance.”
It’s a big decision to put your child on daily medication for ADHD. As a parent, you want your child to feel better and your family to have peace – but you may have some nagging doubts.