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Re: mixing meds

Re: mixing meds2011-03-15T07:12:32+00:00

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Nellie, I’m not a doctor, and I’m not a pharmacist, but for a while, I was in a sizable group for parents of kids with ADD, and this was the topic of one of the meetings. Several parents swore their kids did well on Ritalin, but not the generic. Others said there seemed to be no difference in their kids whether they took Ritalin or the generic. There were so many parents who were adamant that brand-name Ritalin worked much better for their kids, it was hard not to believe there’s something to it. The only explanation we could come up with, is maybe some of the kids are reacting to the inactive ingredients. The reason it came up is because some insurance companies and in some cases the county would not pay for brand-name Ritalin, and insisted there was no difference.