Hi teena ,
Thanks for placing your query through HCM.
I can appreciate your concerns about your son.
Attentrol is the brand name; the name of the medicine is atomoxetine
The safety and efficacy of atomoxetine has not been established for children below six years; hence it is not approved for use in younger patients.
The side effects of atomoxetine include: Abdominal pain
, decreased appetite, weight loss
, ,sleepiness, mood swings, irritability etc.
Medicines will not be an appropriate treatment for every child with ADHD
To treat the core symptoms of ADHD and any associated problems a combination of different approaches is used.
A treatment plan should be developed according to the individual needs of each child.
You can ask your doctor to try other medicines if possible .
Only the balanced good nutritious diet can ensure a good height potential. You can consult a dietician in this regard.
Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Wish you son a good health.