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Posted by Jessica on August 27, 2000 at 21:32:39:

In Reply to: RITILAN SHOULD YOU TAKE MED IF SICK posted by MaryM on August 12, 2000 at 21:10:18:

: My son is just started meds. 5 days ago. He got sick, 103 fever with stomach virus. should i stop meds while he is sick. the pharmacy print out says not to stop suddenly. any advice?

I was diagnosed with ADD 13 years ago. I took ritalin up until recently (I am now on Adderal). If I ever get sick, I don't take my medicine. The reason for this is, when you are sick you want to sleep. It can be very hard to sleep when taking ADD medication (which are stimulants). Plus, if your son is taking other medications for his sickness, it would be best to stop his ADD meds. His body is under enough stress as it is, you don't need to complicate things by mixing drugs. If you are still are undecided, ask your doctor. I hope he feels better.

~Jessica

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