Medication List of an 8 year old:

Ventolin (Albuterol) 108 mcg 2 puff 4 x daily
Miralax 17 gms 1 capful daily
Cetirizine (Zyrtec) 10 mg daily
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 20 mg 1 x morning
Abilify 15 mg 1 x evening
Clonidine 0.1 mg 1 x evening
Asacol 400 mg 2 x daily
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 10 mg 1 x 3 pm
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 20 mg 2 x daily
Folic Acid 1 mg 1 x daily

This kid takes more pills than many of the patients I recall when I was becoming a nurse assistant in a SNF.


  1. Yeah...you can tell which school this kid is in just by the number of meds here (my fancy, good neighborhood new one as opposed to my two others in the ghetto).

  2. Hmmm... Abilify is not recommended for children of that age unless for autism... following from NIH: Aripiprazole is also used to treat children 6 to 17 years of age who have autistic disorder. Aripiprazole may help control irritable behavior such as aggression, temper tantrums, and frequent mood changes in these children.