Chapter 3
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Giving Psychotropic Medications to Children

  • Remember that psychotropic medications are only one strategy to help the child. The caregiver or residential provider must continue to provide a stable environment and consistent behavior intervention and explore non-pharmacological (non-medication) interventions with healthcare providers. The child may also need behavior health therapy.
  • Always read and keep the insert from the pharmacy that comes with each medication. The insert tells you important information on how to give the medication and on possible side effects.
  • Store the medication in the original container that came from the pharmacy.