This reply was originally posted by user 20Beth13 in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
When I started medication with my son, I researched side effects since my son has epilepsy which guided initial choices. Still very much trial and error approach. Medication was changed or adjusted based on response or side effects. I had teacher input through physician-provided rating scales since medication benefits tended to wear off by end of school.
I know what he is taking now may change as he grows.
Best of luck!