Checking the Right Medication for autismTweet
You should be very careful while using any independent treatment, reference, information on anything associate with Autism. It is complicated and even medical professionals have difficulty in choosing the right treatment. So take utmost care and opt for registered medical practitioners for the Autistic Disorders treatment and diagnosis.
Medication for Autism is complicated lot since the side effects are high for them. The right strategy as suggested by experts is to combine the medicines intake with other treatment strategies or therapies.
Today many of the medicines which are prescribed by doctors are there to ease Autism’s symptoms. They all are mostly the ones which got their FDA approval for some other illness such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sleep issues or depression. When there are not many significant studies or research performed in any of the area, then this off label medicines are prescribed for the disease in question.
Efficacy of SSRIs for Autism Symptoms
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are commonly prescribed for depression are also used to treat some of the symptoms of Autism in elder children. Some of the brand names of the drug are fluoxetine (Prozac™), fluvoxamine (Luvox™), sertraline (Zoloft™), and clomipramine (Anafranil™).
Anti psychotic drugs like Risperidone
According to recent research, the newer anti-psychotic medicines like Risperidone, have proven excellent in treatment of aggression and injury related behaviour among autistic children. Kids who consume this medicine have reported lesser symptoms.
Anti-convulsants are drugs that control seizures. Since one in every four autistic patients has seizures, the use of anti-convulsants sometimes becomes important in managing symptoms. Zyprexa is used to treat aggression and other disturbances in children in an off label way.