There is no medication for treatment of autism/ASD itself, but medications can help with irritability, severe disruptive behaviours and aggression. Researchers warn that it may hard to see the effects of the medication or see the side effects of the medication in children living with ASD.
It’s important to note that these medications are not approved by Health Canada for use by children or in patients with ASD. Your doctor can prescribe a medication for a reason other than what it was approved for if they feel it will help your child. It’s important to have an honest discussion with your doctor so you understand the possible risks and benefits of medication.