There are numerous types of Autism medication being prescribed by physicians to help with the symptoms of Autism as well as control behavior in individuals with ASD.
It is important to note that there is no specific medication that is designed for curing Autism. Autism is a spectrum disorder meaning that all individuals are affected differently.
Thus finding names of doctors who are treating Autism with medication can be quite difficult. One child or adult who has Autism spectrum disorder will react differently to Autism medication than another, vitamins and cough syrup can trigger both positive and negative reactions as well.
If you are seriously considering using medication or vitamins for your child then the first step should be for you to research the medications and their side-effects.
Once you have done your research then consult with doctors who have experience with Autism, find out their opinions and check to see if it matches your findings. For example, you should ask your doctor: "How do you feel about Autism and Risperdal?" or "Can you tell me more about risperidone Autism?"
Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication that is sometimes used with patients with Autistic spectrum. Some other antipsychotic medications are: Seroquel, Zyprexa and Clozaric. Antidepressants such as Prozac, Amitriptyline and Celexa may also be used in certain cases.
It is very important, as a parent, to educate yourself first with as much information as possible. Just do a Google Search on the medications, research as much information as you can and make sure to ask as many questions to your child's doctor as you need.
If they are evasive in their answers or if you feel uncomfortable in any way, then please seek another physician’s opinion. We can't over emphasize enough the importance of educating yourself in advance with a Google Search or you can also conduct a search by going to an online pharmacy. All you have to do is to click on
which will give you a direct link to Drugstore.com. While on this page, you can always type in the name of a medication that you want to get more information on.