Lots of kids have trouble swallowing pills.
And lots of kids have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For kids who fall into both
groups, there may be a new treatment option. I’m Gabe Garza with your latest health news.
That option is Adzenys XR-ODT. This new drug is the first ADHD treatment that can both
dissolve in the mouth and deliver the drug in an even dose over a span of several hours.
The US FDA approved this drug Jan. 28 for patients 6 and older. ADHD is a disorder most
often found in children and marked by symptoms like impulsive behaviors, hyperactivity and
inattentiveness. According to the press release, this disorder affects an estimated 5 percent
of kids in the US, as well as 2.5 percent of US adults. If your child has ADHD, talk
to their pediatrician about the best treatment options for them.