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Old 09-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Epilepsy and Adhd medicines(Adderall)

My son was diagnosed with ADHD about 3 years ago and just about 3 months ago got diagnosed with Generalized primary epilepsy. He was on Adderall xr and they said he had to come off of it imediatly. He is stuggling so hard in school and is now 2 years behind. He was doing so well on the Adderall xr is he able to take that with his epilepsy and his med Lamictal?

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Old 09-28-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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Re: Epilepsy and Adhd medicines(Adderall)

The medication is a stimulant (amphetamine). It has a warning to "tell your doctor if you have seizures or epilepsy". Meaning it is NOT for patients that have seizures. The medication also (adderall) can stunt growth in young patients.

This all from a very "generic" writing about the medication. There may be an alternative medication that can do what is needed but not be as risky as the current medication. I'd "consult" with the doctor and ask for suggestions of possible replacement medications "if you were to" change his treatment. (I've learned not to commit to before I know about a medication or suggestion)


And no, I've never been on it. Hope that helps a little bit.

Old 10-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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Re: Epilepsy and Adhd medicines(Adderall)

Thanks for you input, I am going to take him to a Dr. at the Univ of Michigan now that has experience in both of his diagnosis....

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