A 6 year-old girl presented to the family physician in company of her mother, who was
distraught over the teacher’s comment that the child was “unmanageable” at school. The
teacher had referred that the girl was unable to remain seated for the duration of a
structured activity and to listen when spoken to directly. She also often fidgeted with
hands and feet, squirmed and talked excessively. Similar symptoms were noted during
the doctor’s visit. Which of the following drugs would be appropriate to treat this
A. Phenylephrine B. Epinephrine C. Albuterol D. Dextroamphetamine E. Norepinephrine
Dextroamphetamine-answer: dthe signs and symptoms of the patient strongly suggests the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, which is the single most common chronic behavior disorder inpreadolescent children. pychostimulants are the most extensively prescribed medications totreat this disorder. methylphenidate is the most commonly prescribed drug butdextroamphetamine is equally effective. pychostimulants significantly improve attention and canproduce long lasting improvement in academic performance. they normalize classroom behaviorand improve peer interactions and self-esteem.a, b, c, e) these drug are of no value in attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.