ADHD Medication and Children's Weight

by Cathy Parkes March 08, 2021

ADHD medications (e.g. methylphenidate and amphetamine mixtures) cause decreased appetite and weight loss in children.  Key Nursing Intervention: Monitor child's weight during therapy!

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.



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