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Is adderrall the most effective drug to treat adult inattentive adhd ?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Equally effective: There really is not a "most" effective drug for adhd; are are equally effective. Medication effectiveness is dependent on how it interacts with your particular body chemistry. How Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interacts with you could very well be different in how it interacts with another adult. Best to discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
No, but it works: Two classes of stimulants are used to treat adhd--methylphenidate and amphetamine. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is one type of amphetamine. Both classess of stimulants have similar benefits, response rates, and side effects; but, individual responses differe markedly, so finding the type and form that works best for you can take some close work with an experienced physician.

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A male asked:

Would you recommend using drug to treat adults with adhd?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
ADHD: Not necessariy. Try other options first, for instance daily aerobic exercise for 40 plus minutes can improve concentration and focus significantly. Supplementing with omega 3's can also be helpful in addition to learning techniques to increase concentration. If your focus does not improve consult with a mental health professional who specializes in adhd treatment.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
If advised by your doctor following thorough evaluation based on severity, yes.
Jul 30, 2013

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