Ritalin does not seem to be working

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      JohnH
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      My 24y/o grandson has been on Ritalin for many yrs. @ 20mg.3 times a day (max dose). It does not seem to be working like it used to . His memory has gotten worse (which he mentions himself). Any suggestions. He is unable to work due to developmental disability, but I do think there is a job of some type he might handle. He is so distracted if he was able to get hired at a grocery store taking out groceries he would start talking to the customer, pay no attention where he was pushing the cart, or if a car is coming. I am 70, and worry frequently about his future. Thank you, Sharon

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      Penny Williams
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      It may be time to adjust his medication. This is something you should talk to his prescribing doctor about.

      A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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