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isn't aderal used for people with add or do i have the wrong name of the medicine?

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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it is: U spelled it wrong there are groups of stimulants methyphenidate and Ritalin and Dextroamphetamine which is Adderall both are available in long acting in many forms with many good products from Concerta to Vyvanse to Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR to prevent abuse of stimulants by patients to get high which is common great resource to learn about adhd is chadd also join me at tedmed next week.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): This is a brand name of a commonly prescribed anti-add med. It also comes in an extended release form called adderall-xr.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - ADHD: Yes, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a brand name of a medication that is used for adhd.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Brian Writer
15 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an approved medication treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd). It is a stimulant combination of Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. It is a controlled medication with habit forming and misuse potential. There are a large variety of approved stimulants for the treatment of adhd as well as a non-stimulant (non-habit forming) medication called strattera (atomoxetine).
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is used to treat the symptoms of ADD.
Answered on Jun 13, 2015

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