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Antipsychotic and ADHD drugs for children

Pharmacies receive an informational point-of-service message when they bill Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) for prescriptions that exceed the dose or age threshold for recipients under age 18.

A child must be at least three years old for all attention deficit  hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and SGA prescriptions. Prior authorization (PA) overrides will not be available for children younger than age 3. Some drugs will continue to be subject to higher age requirements. Refer to the tables on this page for specific drugs and dose limits based on a child’s age.

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