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Case Studies

Author: Lauren S. Schlesselman, PharmD

CASE ONE: Response to stimulant medications is not a diagnostic criterion for ADHD. Some children, up to 30%, will not show clinical improvement on stimulant medications. CS' dose of methylphenidate can be increased or other medications added to improve effectiveness.

CASETWO: The pharmacist should recommend that MD wait at least 5 minutes between administering each drop. If MD is administering a gel solution, it should be administered last.

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CASE ONE: Response to stimulant medications is not a diagnostic criterion for ADHD. Some children, up to 30%, will not show clinical improvement on stimulant medications. CS' dose of methylphenidate can be increased or other medications added to improve effectiveness.

CASETWO: The pharmacist should recommend that MD wait at least 5 minutes between administering each drop. If MD is administering a gel solution, it should be administered last.