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Posted by Mary on October 03, 2000 at 01:06:10:

In Reply to: daughter is on dexedrine posted by michelle on October 02, 2000 at 18:28:18:

: My daughter is on dexedrine. I actually just put her back on it today. Her teacher said she did a lot better in class today. Would she be able to tell that soon? I did not want to put her back on she was off of it since may,I had no problems with her until she started school again. She is suppose to take 15 mg a day 10 in the morning and 5 at noon. but I don't want to send any pills to school with her. because last year her principal was stealing hers and other kids pills. and I do not want to go through that again. any suggestions on what to do about not giving her the noon pill?

The first thing I would do regarding the principal is report her if she is still there. Who gives out the noon medications at your school? At my sons school the school health aide is resposible for all medications and will call a child on the over head speaker system if they fail to show up for their dose of medication and have not been marked as home ill or signed out of school etc. As for a teacher being able to tell this soon about the difference in your daughter...........yep. When my son doesn't take his medication in the morning I can usually tell within minutes because of his behavior/attitude. If he hasn't taken his meds I have all I can do to get him off to school because he can't focus on getting ready but if he has taken the meds he may be crabby about what's for breakfast or something but is managable as far as getting him going on time.

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