ritalin use in preschoolers?
according to a new study funded by the national institutes of health, preschool children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) may benefit from taking methylphenidate (ritalin). however, the study suggests that benefits may be less and adverse effects greater in younger children. consequently, say researchers, younger children should receive reduced doses and close monitoring...
methylphenidate is the most commonly prescribed drug for children with adhd. it isn't approved use for use in children younger than age 6.
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