• RE: Treating persistent nausea

    Hi there,

    I'm sorry your child feels nauseated due to medication for ADHD.

    You do NOT want to try antacids; that can cancel the effect of the medication.

    It is impossible for me to comment specifically, not knowing which medications have been tried and at what dosage. Also, if the medications were generic or brand.

    If y our child also has co-existing anxiety, the stimulant could be exacerbating that and creating feelings of nausea.

    It is important to assess and treat the person with ADHD for the full range of syumptoms. That might mean controlling the anxiety first before adding a stimulant.

    There are many possibilities here. I am sorry that your physician seems to be adrift here. Perhaps another physician?

    Good luck,