causes mood elevation, euphoria, increased mental alertness, prolonged wakefulness
Take on an empty stomach 30 to 45 minutes before meals.
Drug “holidays” may be ordered.
Instruct parents to keep a journal to monitor the child’s response to therapy.
Monitor the child for continued physical growth, including height and weight.
Anorexiants amphetamines- – benzphetamine (Didrex), methamphetamine (Desoxyn)
orlistat – GI malabsorption
Interactions: MAOIs, other CNS stimulants, caffeine
Take in the morning.
Fat-soluble vitamin supplementation may be needed.
Dissolvable wafers, nasal spray, and self-injectable forms
Provide specific teaching about correct administration.
Instruct patients to keep a journal to monitor response to therapy, identify triggers, etc.