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What stimulant medications are used to treat ADHD?

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Stimulant medications include:

  • Amphetamine (Adzenys XR ODT, Evekeo)
  • Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine (Adderall and Adderall XR)
  • Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, ProCentra, Zenzedi)
  • Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin and Focalin XR)
  • Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
  • Methylphenidate (Concerta, Daytrana, Jornay PM, Metadate CD and Metadate ER, Methylin and Methylin ER, Quillivant XR, Ritalin, Ritalin LA, Ritalin SR )

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Once-Daily Guanfacine Approved to Treat ADHD.”

Intuniv web site.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: “Medication Management for Adults with ADHD.”

Strattera web site.

WebMD Medical Reference: “Should My Child Take Stimulant Medications for ADHD? Medical Information.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Questions Raised about Stimulants and Sudden Death.”

HelpGuide.org: “ADD & ADHD Medications.”

News release, Pfrizer. 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Once-Daily Guanfacine Approved to Treat ADHD.”

Intuniv web site.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: “Medication Management for Adults with ADHD.”

Strattera web site.

WebMD Medical Reference: “Should My Child Take Stimulant Medications for ADHD? Medical Information.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Questions Raised about Stimulants and Sudden Death.”

HelpGuide.org: “ADD & ADHD Medications.”

News release, Pfrizer. 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

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