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What are the pros and cons of short-acting stimulant drugs for ADHD?

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Short-acting stimulants are usually taken two or three times a day, and the long-acting ones just once a day. The benefit of short-acting drugs is that you have more control over when you have medication in your system. On the other hand, you have to remember to take them often.

From: Stimulant Medications for ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health. 

News release, Pfizer.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

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National Institutes of Health. 

News release, Pfizer.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

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