by Cathy Parkes March 08, 2021 Updated: March 23, 2021
ADHD medications cause decreased appetite and weight loss in children.
Key Nursing Intervention: Monitor child's weight during therapy!
Examples of ADHD medications include methylphenidate and amphetamine mixtures.
A negative nitrogen balance indicates insufficient PROTEIN intake (due to illness, malnutrition, or aging).
It means the patient is using protein faster than it is being synthesized.