Considering a New ADHD Medication? Ask These 13 Questions First
Starting any new medication requires careful thought and consideration. Whether taking ADHD medication for the first time or switching to a new formulation, you’re bound to have a lot of questions. Start with these.
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Question 1: Is this ADHD medication a stimulant or non-stimulant?
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Question 2: How does this ADHD medication work in the brain?
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Question 3: What are this medication’s known side effects?
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Question 4: Are there any side effects for which I should seek immediate medical help?
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Question 5: Should we perform any health monitoring checks?
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Question 6: How will I know if this medication is working?
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Question 7: When should this medication be taken?
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Question 8: Must this medication be taken every day?
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Question 9: If I want to stop taking this medication or stop administering it to my child, how do I do that?
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Question 10: Is this medication taken with or without food?
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Question 11: How long will this medication take to start working?
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Question 12: How long do the effects of this ADHD medication last?
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Question 13: What’s the best way to monitor and adjust the dose of this medication? When is our next appointment?