From: S @aol.com Dr. Baughman: My name is S P. I am an attorney in Johnson City, Tennessee. I received an alarming phone call from my best friend this evening, and after doing a bit of research on the internet, I found you. My friend's 12-year-old son has been diagnosed with "ADHD," (his teachers say he has trouble concentrating at school) and was placed on Adderal five weeks ago. He immediately began showing symptoms of nausea and weight loss and could not sleep. After going through this for five weeks, it was discovered that the pharmacy misread the prescription and gave the child 30 mg tablets instead of the 10 mg tablets that were prescribed. My friend is very worried about whether any long term damage has been done to his child as a result of the overdose. Can you offer any advice? Thank you so much for your time.
[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
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