Adderall and Speech Apraxia

Q:

"My son takes Adderall for his ADHD, but has speech apraxia as well. He has weak oral musculature and therefore has poor saliva control. Will Imipramine help? Can he take both medications?"

Dr. Larry Silver specializes in treating children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).
A:

Yes, Imipramine might decrease saliva, but there are better medications to do this. You can give Adderall and Imipramine together if managed properly. You should seek a child psychiatrist for further evaluation.

Larry Silver, M.D., is the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
 
 
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