Dr. Cindy Taylor

Clinical Psychologist

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MEDICATIONS USED FOR CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS 

 

STIMULANTS

 

 

DRUG

 

BRAND NAME

 

INDICATIONS

 

 

CHILDREN

DAILY DOSE

 

ADOLESCENTS

DAILY DOSE

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

 

HOW SUPPLIED

 

METHYLPHENIDATE

 

RITALIN

 

ADHD, NARCOLEPSY, CHRONIC FATIGUE

 

5-20 mg

 

5-20 mg

 

APPETITE SUPPRESSANT, INSOMNIA, IRRITABILITY

 

 

TABLETS

 

METHYLPHENIDATE

 

CONCERTA

 

 

ADHD

 

18-54 mg/day

 

18-72 mg/day

 

HEADACHES, ABDOMINAL PAIN, APPETITE SUPPRESSANT, INSOMNIA, DIZZINESS

 

 

EXTENDED RELEASE TABLETS

 

METHYLPHENIDATE

 

 

DAYTRANA

 

 

ADHD

 

 

 

 

SKIN IRRITATION, HEADACHE, STOMACH PAIN, LOSS OF APPETITE, INSOMNIA, DIZZINESS, IRRITABILITY

 

 

TRANSDERMAL PATCH

 

METHYLPHENIDATE

 

 

METADATE

 

ADHD

 

20-60 mg/day

 

20-60 mg/day

 

NERVOUSNESS, INSOMNIA, APPETITE SUPPRESSANT, HEADACHES, DIZZINESS

 

 

CAPSULE OR EXTENDED RELEASE TABLETS

 


 

MEDICATIONS USED FOR CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS 

 

STIMULANTS

 

 

DRUG

 

BRAND NAME

 

INDICATIONS

 

 

CHILDREN

DAILY DOSE

 

ADOLESCENTS

DAILY DOSE

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

 

HOW SUPPLIED

 

D-AMPHETAMINE

 

DEXEDRINE

 

ADHD, NARCOLEPSY, TREATMENT-RESISTANT DEPRESSION

 

 

5-15 mg

 

 

5-15 mg

 

 

INSOMNIA, HEADACHE,

DIZZINESS, APPETITE SUPPRESSANT

 

 

TABLET OR SUSTAINED RELEASE CAPSULE

 

PEMOLINE

 

 

CYLERT

 

ADHD WITH HYPERACTIVITY

 

 

37.5-112.5 mg/day

 

37.5-112.5 mg/day

 

DROWSINESS, DIZZINESS, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, STOMACH PAIN, LOSS OF APPETITE

 

 

TABLETS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION, CHEWABLE TABLETS

 

ATOMOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE

 

 

STRATTERA

 

ADHD

 

40-100 mg/day

 

40-100 mg/day

 

STOMACH PAIN, NAUSEA, VOMITING, FATIGUE, DECREASED APPETITE, DIZZINESS, MOOD SWINGS

 

 

CAPSULES

 

AMPHETAMINE &          D-AMPHETAMINE COMPOUND

 

ADDERALL

 

ADHD, NARCOLEPSY, TREATMENT-RESISTANT DEPRESSION

 

 

5-20 mg

 

5-20 mg

 

INSOMNIA, DIZZINESS, HEADACHES

 

 

 

EXTENDED RELEASE CAPSULE


MEDICATIONS USED FOR CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS 

 

ANTIDEPRESSANTS

 

 

DRUG

 

BRAND NAME

 

MAIN INDICATIONS

 

 

CHILDREN

DAILY DOSE

 

ADOLESCENTS

DAILY DOSE

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

 

HOW SUPPLIED

 

BUPROPION

 

WELLBUTRIN

 

ADHD, MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

 

150 mg/dose; 450 mg/day

 

150 mg/dose; 450 mg/day

 

INSOMNIA, DIZZINESS, CONSTIPATION

 

EXTENDED RELEASE TABLETS

 

FLUOXETINE

 

PROZAC

 

 

DEPRESSION, ADHD, OCD, PANIC DISORDER, BULIMIA

 

 

10-80 mg

 

10-80 mg

 

RESTLESSNESS, INSOMNIA, FATIGUE, NAUSEA, DECREASED APPETITE, TREMORS

 

DAILY TABLETS, LIQUID, WEEKLY CAPSULES

 

SERTRALINE

 

 

 

 

 

ZOLOFT

 

DEPRESSION, OCD, PANIC DISORDER, PTSD, SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

 

 

UP TO 200 mg

 

UP TO 200 mg

 

NAUSEA, DIARRHEA, INSOMNIA, REDUCED APPETITE, DROWSINESS

 

TABLETS, ORAL CONCENTRATE (LIQUID)

 

PAROXETINE

 

 

 

 

PAXIL

 

 

 

 

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OCD, PANIC DISORDER, PTSD, SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

 

 

10-60 mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-60 mg

 

 

 

 

 

DROWSINESS, VOMITING, ANXIETY, NERVOUSNESS, ABDOMINAL PAIN

 

TABLETS, ORAL SUSPENSION (LIQUID)

 


MEDICATIONS USED FOR CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS 

 

ANTIDEPRESSANTS

 

 

DRUG

 

BRAND NAME

 

MAIN INDICATIONS

 

 

CHILDREN

DAILY DOSE

 

ADOLESCENTS

DAILY DOSE

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

 

HOW SUPPLIED

 

FLUVOXAMINE

 

 

LUVOX

 

OCD, MOOD DISORDERS

 

50-200 mg

 

50-200 mg

 

NAUSEA, DROWSINESS, INSOMNIA, HEADACHES, HYPERACTIVITY, WEIGHT LOSS, DERMATITIS

 

 

TABLETS

 

CLOMIPARMINE

 

 

ANAFRANIL

 

DEPRESSION, OCD

 

 

1-3 mg/kg

 

1-3 mg/kg

 

RISK OF SEIZURE ONSET WITH PROLONGED USE (>1 year) & HIGH DOSAGE (300 mg/day), DROWSINESS, DIZZINESS, TREMORS, HEADACHES, DRY MOUTH, FATIGUE

 

 

CAPSULES

 

NORTRIPTYLINE

 

 

AVENTYL, PAMELOR

 

 

ADHD

 

10-25 mg

 

10-25 mg

 

INSOMNIA, DRY MOUTH, HEADACHES, CONSTIPATION, NAUSEA, BLURRED VISION

 

 

CAPSULES

 


MEDICATIONS USED FOR CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS 

 

ANTICONVULSANTS & ANTIPSYCHOTICS

 

 

DRUG

 

BRAND NAME

 

MAIN INDICATIONS

 

 

CHILDREN

DAILY DOSE

 

ADOLESCENTS

DAILY DOSE

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

 

HOW SUPPLIED

 

CARBAMAZEPINE

 

 

TEGRETOL

 

BIPOLAR DISORDER

 

 

400-800 mg

 

800-1200 mg

 

DIZZINESS, DROWSINESS, NAUSEA, VOMITING

 

 

TABLET, CHEWABLE TABLET

 

CLOZAPINE

 

 

CLOZARIL

 

BIPOLAR DISORDER

 

 

___

 

100-900 mg

 

COGNITIVE SEDATION, EXTRAPYRAMIDAL SIDE EFFECTS (e.g. rigidity, persistent muscle spasms, tremors, restlessness)

 

 

TABLETS

 

RISPERIDONE

 

 

RISPERDAL

 

BIPOLAR DISORDER

 

 

NOT YET ESTABLISHED

 

2-10 mg

 

COGNITIVE SEDATION , EXTRAPYRAMIDAL SIDE EFFECTS (e.g. rigidity, persistent muscle spasms, tremors, restlessness)

 

 

TABLETS, ORAL SOLUTION (LIQUID), ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLETS

 

VALPROIC ACID

 

 

DEPAKOTE

 

BIPOLAR DISORDER

 

 

___

 

UP TO 750 mg

 

NAUSEA, VOMITING, INDIGESTION

 

TABLETS

 


MEDICATIONS USED FOR CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS 

 

ANXIOLYTICS (ANTI-ANXIETY)

 

 

DRUG

 

BRAND NAME

 

MAIN INDICATIONS

 

 

CHILDREN

DAILY DOSE

 

 

ADOLESCENTS

DAILY DOSE

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

 

HOW SUPPLIED

 

CLONAZEPAM

 

 

KLONOPIN

 

SEPARATION ANXIETY, GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER, PANIC ATTACKS

 

 

.01-.02 mg/kg

 

.01-.03 mg/kg

 

DROWSINESS, ATAXIA (i.e. incoordination), DIZZINESS

 

TABLETS

 

BUSIPIRONE

 

 

BUSPAR

 

GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER, SOCIAL PHOBIA

 

 

15-60 mg

 

15-60 mg

 

DIZZINESS, DROWSINESS

 

TABLETS

 

LITHIUM

 

 

DRUG

 

BRAND NAME

 

MAIN INDICATIONS

 

 

CHILDREN

DAILY DOSE

 

ADOLESCENTS

DAILY DOSE

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

 

HOW SUPPLIED

 

LITHIUM CARBONATE

 

 

ESKALITH, LITHANE, LITHOBID, LITHONATE

 

 

BIPOLAR DISORDER

 

BLOOD SERUM LEVELS AT 0.6 TO 1.2 mEq/L ARE DESIRABLE

 

DIARRHEA, NAUSEA, DROWSINESS

 

CAPSULES, CONTROLLED RELEASE CAPSULES, TABLETS, CONTROLLED RELEASE TABLETS

 


MEDICATIONS USED FOR CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS

 

OTHER

 

 

DRUG

 

BRAND NAME

 

MAIN INDICATIONS

 

 

CHILDREN

DAILY DOSE

 

ADOLESCENTS

DAILY DOSE

 

ADVERSE EFFECTS

 

HOW SUPPLIED

 

CLONIDINE

 

 

CATAPRES

 

ADHD, POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

 

 

MAX 0.3 mg

 

MAX 0.3 mg

 

DRY MOUTH, DROWSINESS, DECREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE

 

TABLETS

 

PROPRANOLOL

 

 

INDERAL

 

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

 

 

2-4 mg/kg

 

2-4 mg/kg

 

REDUCTION IN BLOOD PRESSURE, DROWSINESS, INSOMNIA

 

TABLETS, CAPSULES

 

Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 23:59  


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