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Most people who take medication for ADHD take a drug called a stimulant. Adderall and Ritalin are both in that category. They help control the levels of two chemicals in your brain that affect how well you concentrate -- dopamine and norepinephrine.

It usually takes some trial and error to find the dose and drug that work best for you. If the first one you try doesn’t help enough or causes too many side effects, your doctor can switch you to another one.

SOURCES:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: “Medication Management.”

Child Mind Institute: “Understanding ADHD Medications.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Adderall XR Drug Label,” “Adderall XR Medication Guide,” “Adderall Medication Guide,” “Ritalin LA Drug Label,” “Ritalin LA Medication Guide,” “Ritalin Medication Guide.”

FDA: “Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations.”

Drug Enforcement Administration: “Controlled Substance Schedules.”

Medscape: “FDA Clears Long-Acting ADHD Drug Mydaysis.”

Pediatrics and Child Health : “Extended-release medications for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 03, 2019

SOURCES:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: “Medication Management.”

Child Mind Institute: “Understanding ADHD Medications.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Adderall XR Drug Label,” “Adderall XR Medication Guide,” “Adderall Medication Guide,” “Ritalin LA Drug Label,” “Ritalin LA Medication Guide,” “Ritalin Medication Guide.”

FDA: “Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations.”

Drug Enforcement Administration: “Controlled Substance Schedules.”

Medscape: “FDA Clears Long-Acting ADHD Drug Mydaysis.”

Pediatrics and Child Health : “Extended-release medications for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 03, 2019

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