Section 6 - Psychotropic Medications

Questions to Ask the Doctor

  • What are the side effects that occur with this medication and how will I know if the child is experiencing any of these effects?
  • Is this medication addictive? Can it be abused?
  • What is the recommended dosage? How often will the medication be taken?
  • Does the child need laboratory tests (e.g. heart tests, blood tests, etc.) before taking the medication? Does the child need any tests while taking the medication?