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ADHD Medication Dosage Adjustment Service

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Our Medication Dosage Adjustment Service is designed for patients who wish to adjust their medication and are currently facing no side effects. The appointment lasts 10 minutes and is conducted virtually.

Only book this service if any of the statements below apply to you:

  • Seeking minor changes to their medication dose in order to achieve optimum symptom control. (ie. raising a 30mg dose to a 40mg dose)
  • Seeking to be prescribed an alternative brand to their usual medication (not an entirely separate medication) due to the current medication shortage crisis.
  • Seeking to resume their medication treatment after a brief pause (1 month) caused by the medication shortage crisis. 

Individualised Treatment

ADHD is a highly variable condition, and not all individuals respond to the same dosage of medication in the same way. Some may require higher doses for symptom control, while others may experience side effects or find lower doses effective. This service would assess each patient’s unique needs and tailor the medication dosage accordingly.

Optimising Effectiveness

The primary goal of ADHD medication is to improve focus, attention, and impulse control while minimizing side effects. By regularly assessing and adjusting the dosage as needed, the service helps ensure that patients receive the optimal level of medication to effectively manage their symptoms.

Minimising Side Effects

ADHD medications can sometimes cause unwanted side effects, such as insomnia, loss of appetite, or mood swings. By closely monitoring patients and making dosage changes when necessary, this service can help reduce or eliminate these side effects, improving the overall quality of life for those with ADHD.

Avoiding Overmedication

Overmedication can be a concern in ADHD treatment, leading to potential adverse effects or dependence. This service would aim to prevent overmedication by regularly evaluating the patient’s response to the current dose and adjusting it accordingly.

Patient Education and Support

Beyond just changing dosage, the service would provide education and support to patients and their families. This includes explaining the reasons for dosage changes, teaching patients how to self-monitor their response to medication, and addressing any concerns or questions they may have.

Long-term Success

By fine-tuning medication dosages and ensuring they align with the patient’s changing needs over time, the service promotes long-term success in managing ADHD symptoms. This can result in improved academic and occupational performance, better interpersonal relationships, and enhanced overall well-being.

Reducing Trial and Error

ADHD medication management often involves a degree of trial and error. This service aims to minimize the guesswork by closely monitoring the patient’s progress, making necessary changes promptly, and avoiding prolonged periods of ineffective treatment.

Collaboration with Healthcare Providers

The service would work in collaboration with healthcare providers, including psychiatrists and paediatricians, to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to ADHD management. This interprofessional collaboration enhances the quality of care and patient outcomes.

In summary, this service offers a structured and personalised approach to managing ADHD medication dosages, ultimately improving the effectiveness of treatment, reducing side effects, and enhancing the overall well-being of individuals with ADHD. It places a strong emphasis on individualized care and ongoing support to optimise treatment outcomes.

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Unfortunately – due to a Viral Infection that has swept through our service most of our staff are either unwell or off work incapacitated by illness.

As such there may be a delay in responding to emails and actioning enquiries.

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