Several classes of medications can be used to treat ADHD symptoms including stimulants, non stimulants, antidepressants, and even some antihypertensive medications. Medications can be short acting or long acting, and the correct prescription and dosing should be monitored by a physician.
Each medication has its own indications and side effects. Continual monitoring and communication by parents, caregivers, educators, psychologists, pediatrician, and a child psychiatrist is crucial to achieving proper medication prescriptions and dosages based on relief from symptoms and minimizing of side effects. Doses may have to titrated based on symptoms and the target outcome of treatment. Regular check ups are key to medication management.