DS started meds last year when he went to Pre-k at 5. He was 5, and diagnosed ADHD they atarted him on vivance (capsule) but DS would NOT take it i tried to open it and put it in his yogurt in the morning but he said he could taste it, on to perscription number 2/3 - he was placed on a 10 mg/5 mg of methylin, which work... sometimes
at that time he was also place on abilify.... i did not like the meds at all... I got frustrated with his Dr. and looked for ADHD pediatrician specialists and found a GREAT one!! She REFUSED to put him on the methylin and abilify again and started him on a daily 10 mg patch! I LOVE IT!! it delivers 1.5 mg of the course of 9 hrs throughout the day! its helps DS focus throughout the day and his behavior is amazing when he is on it! The ONLY downfall is that it messes with sleeping so when we go back in this Sept. I will be asking for some advice or somethign to help him fall asleep at night! The patch is called Daytrana!
Here is a list of the different medications for ADHD http://adhd.emedtv.com/adhd/adhd-medications.html