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?