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What non-stimulant medications can be used to treat adult ADHD?

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Atomoxetine (Strattera) was the first non-stimulant medication approved by the FDA. It's approved for use in children, adolescents, and adults.

Clonidine hydrochloride (Kapvay) has also been approved for use alone or in combination with a stimulant to boost its effectiveness.

Guanfacine (Intuniv) is approved for children and teens between ages 6 and 17.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Adult ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

FamilyDoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Adult ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

FamilyDoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

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