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Yes, metadate is a methylphenidate. So are Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, and Quillivant.
My son started medication with metadate almost 9 years ago, at the age of 6. It worked well, but only lasted a few hours and rebound at school was atrocious. He has been taking Concerta for many years now successfully. We tried Quillivant at one time too, and he did well on it also, but didn’t like taking the liquid (he’d rather swallow a pill).
I’m certainly not a doctor, but I’d go back to what was working well/best.
And, start keeping a detailed daily journal for a while so you can see exactly when she’s struggling and what the triggers might be.
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