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Checklist: Things to Consider When Deciding About Medication

By Erica Patino

There are many factors and feelings to consider before you decide whether to go with medication for your child. It’s a very personal choice. Before you decide on medication for your child, ask yourself these questions.

Things to Consider About Medication

If you’re considering ADHD medication, our Decision Guide quiz can also help you weigh your options. You may also want to see a graphic that explains how ADHD medication works and its side effects.

Understood is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company.

About the Author

Portrait of Erica Patino

Erica Patino is an online writer and editor who specializes in health and wellness content.

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Elizabeth Harstad, M.D., M.P.H., is a developmental behavioral pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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