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what are the differences in levels of pns stimulation among commonly prescribed amphetamines, specifically dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Pre&post synapse: Amphetamine increases presynaptic and postsynaptic Dopamine & norepinephrine. Methylphenidate increases only postsynaptic da & ne.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Depends on dose: The two medication families are comparable. It depends on the dose prescribed and factors of absorption and metabolism.

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