Medications for ADD & ADHD have long been the preferred treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If you plan to give prescriptions meds to your child, it is important to know the short and long term side effects of the more commonly prescribed drugs.
List: Medications for ADHD
- Ritalin – a stimulant that has the following potential side effects: reduced appetite, irritability and depression, headaches, stomach upset, difficulty sleeping, fidgeting, anxiety, tics, seizures, heart problems and even sudden death.
- Adderall – adverse effects may include headaches, loss of appetite, mood swings, nausea, vomiting or stomach pain, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea and heartburn.
- Concerta – side effects may include headahces, hostility, sadness, stomach pain, tics, insomnia, loss of appetite, heart problems and even psychosis.
- Strattera – adverse effects may include stomach problems, headaches, loss of appetite (described in the literature as anorexia!) and dizziness.
- Dexedrine – is a stimulant. Side effects may include chest pain, irregular heart beat, fever, skin rash, moodiness, diarrhea, loss of appetite and insomnia.
On this list of medications for ADHD, each of these drugs has the potential for long term drug dependence. Some researchers claim that using these drugs in childhood can lead to recreational drug use later in life.
Although these medications for ADD, ADHD may seem to work almost immediately, suppressing symptoms like hyperactivity, inability to focus, tantrums and outbursts, fidgeting and inappropriate behaviors, you have to ask yourself: at what cost? Are the potential side effects of these medications for ADD & ADHD worth the potential harm?
Most parents are not aware that none of the drugs on the list of medications for ADHD actually heal what causes the disorder. All they do is suppress the symptoms and for some children, the side effects make the symptoms worse.
This is why more and more parents are giving their kids homeopathic remedies instead of medications for ADD & ADHD. When you understand the benefits of homeopathic remedies, it becomes clear which is the better choice.
Homeopathic remedies are just as effective as drugs at suppressing symptoms. Since they are 100% natural, they have no side effects. They do not interact with any other drugs your child might be taking (which means you can easily give your child a homeopathic remedy, while weaning him off any drug on the list of medications for ADHD.) Best of all, they actually work to heal the brain and restore proper functions, which means that eventually, your child can stop taking them, without a return of symptoms.
When researching a good homeopathic remedy, look for one that contains clinically proven ingredients like Tuberculinum and Hyoscyamus. Make sure the company that manufactured the remedy stands behind its product with a money-back guarantee. Another thing to look for is a product that was formulated by a qualified pharmacist. These facts will be proudly displayed on the manufacturer’s web site. If the product meets these three criteria, then you have found a quality remedy to use in place of medications for ADD & ADHD.
In addition to giving your child a homeopathic remedy, make sure to feed him a healthy diet, eliminate processed foods and sugary sodas and make sure he gets plenty of exercise. You’ll be amazed at the changes good food, a quality remedy and regular exercise can make in your child.