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What different types of drugs and can help treat ADHD?

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Nonstimulant drugs for ADHD include atomoxetine (Strattera). Nonstimulant drugs may not work as well as stimulants, but they have fewer side effects.

These high blood pressure medicines can treat impulsivity and hyperactivity:

Drugs that affect mood, including bupropion (Wellbutrin), sometimes help with ADHD symptoms.

A child may need meds plus other treatments. You may need to work with your doctor to adjust medicine as symptoms change.

  • Clonidine (Catapres, Kapvay)
  • Guanfacine (Intuniv, Tenex )

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Cohn's Current Therapy 2012, ,

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 07, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Cohn's Current Therapy 2012, ,

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 07, 2019

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