Tenex for High Functioning Autism

So, we are restarting the Tenex for my son’s high-functioning autism. We restarted several weeks ago. I am NOT a fan of medication for autism, but our son was becoming almost unmanagable out in public social situations. Since we have restarted it, he seems to have calmed down some. But I wish he was not on any medication, as the long-term side effects are essentially unknown for any medications for children with autism. We were able to find a white pill version for him to take, without any food coloring, as opposed to the pink version he had before, which likely contained red dye. Are any of you giving your children medication for autism or Asperger’s Syndrome? Would love to hear your feedback and experience. Thanks!