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Experience:  MD(Ped), DCH ; in practice treating adolescent to newborns
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I have an 8 year old with adhd I can dexamphetamine be taken

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I have an 8 year old with adhd I can dexamphetamine be taken to help if not what will anteistmine tablets do will that help
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes not been given any medication as yet
Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Nothing taken and not allergic to anything
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing at all
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no information
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. DrVasavada

Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

These are prescription med so please consult a behavioural pediatrician and get the same. Yes drugs similar to dexamphetamine help but not antihistamines.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been told by someone in the same position that they give there child Phenergan tablets which helps to calm him down and helps with sleep
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

It may or may not work, in fact may excite child further.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The only thing I have thought off to help him sleep is giving him piriton syrup that might help him with sleep it take about an hour and half to settle him would this help me
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

That too is antihistamine.

May try melatonin drops.