Section 6 - Psychotropic Medications

Questions to Ask the Doctor

  • What is the name of the medication? Is it known by other names?
  • How effective has it been for other children who have a similar condition to the child?
  • How will the medication help the child? How long before I see improvement?
  • Is this medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the child's condition? If not, (i.e., if it is being prescribed "off-label"), why is this medicine being recommended?