Top 20 Autism Medications for Children Every Parent Should Know

Medicines for autism

Many parents of children with autism use medications to treat various symptoms.  As of now, there are no medications that cure autism, but there are many that can ease some of the more debilitating symptoms.  I have made the list of medication, every parent with an autistic child should be familiar with. Here is a list of the top 20:

Autism and stimulant medication

Stimulant medications are used to decrease hyperactive behavior and improve focus.

1. Adderall

2. Concerta

3. Dexedrine

4. Focalin

5. Ritalin

Antidepressants and anti anxiety medication for autism

These medications address depression and anxiety.

6. Anafranil

7. BuSpar

8. Effexor

9. Paxil

10. Prozac

Antipsychotics  for autism

Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to decrease aggressive behaviors.

11. Clorazil

12. Haldol

13. Risperdal

14. Seroquel

15. Zyprexa

Mood stabilizers  for autism

These medications are prescribed to stabilize mood.

16. Cibalith-S

17. Depakote

18. Eskalith

19. Lithobid

20. Tegertol

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