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What are other attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs are used for treatment?

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Other attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs include:

Each of these drugs can have side effects. Some of these can take up to six weeks to start working.

  • Armodafinil (Nuvigil). A drug that promotes wakefulness and can improve attention, but carries a potential risk for serious skin rashes in children.
  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin). An antidepressant that may help attention.
  • Clonidine (Kapvay). A high blood pressure medicine that can improve attention.
  • Guanfacine (Intuniv). A high blood pressure medicine that can improve attention.
  • Venlafaxine (Effexor). An antidepressant that has been shown to improve attention in small studies.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What medications are used to treat ADHD?"

Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. , Oct. 16, 2011. Pediatrics

Brinkman, W. , April 2011. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What medications are used to treat ADHD?"

Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. , Oct. 16, 2011. Pediatrics

Brinkman, W. , April 2011. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019

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