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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Learning Disabilities
Mysolin & Dilantin
Answer: There has been no direct research done on pregnant women for these two drugs and will not be done due to ethical considerations. There is no direct association between these drugs and your son's condition. But, there is not particular way of knowing one way or the other.
HDAD & Ritalin
Answer: Hard to tell; but, sounds like the symptoms are due to Tegretol. Tegretol is one of the drugs that can work in DAD and was worth a try since it usually is well tolerated. You will need to try other drugs that work until you find the one that works the best with the least toxicity.
Answer: Interesting question;don't know that it has been studied. Most studies of ADD children show an improvement in memory on the drug. This is probably due to an ability to concentrate more and dedicate it to memory not a true change in memory. So testing would be difficult.