ADD/ADHD Guidelines for Parents
Your child is being prescribed a controlled substance for treatment of ADD/ADHD. This is a very serious medication with serious side effects and we regulate it very seriously and require you to work hand in hand with us in making sure your child is benefiting in the best way on this medication.
- You will need to schedule a medication recheck every 3-4 months for your doctor to make sure there are no adverse effects of the medication, such as weight or blood pressure, and for you and your child to discuss progress with the doctor (your doctor will tell you how long they would like to go between rechecks).
- Every Month you will need to fill out a progress report ONE WEEK before you are due to pick up your child’s prescription. This can be found on our website and we have copies in the office. You can fax or mail the progress report to our office or you can call and give it over the phone. This must be completed at least ONE WEEK prior to prescription pickup. If you do not do this at least one week before, we cannot guarantee the prescription will be ready for pick up on the day you need to refill.
- We will write the prescription for a 30 day dose. We will write the next prescription 30 days from the previous prescription, not before. We will not postdate or predate any prescription for any reason.
- A guardian must pick up the prescription. No minors will be allowed to pick up any prescription for a controlled substance for any reason. When you pick up the prescription we will verify your address as well
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If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 314-849-3320.