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If i'm tolerant to amphetamines like adderall in adhd treatment would the tolerance cross over to ritalin (methylphenidate) if i switched?

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Dr. Patricia Foster answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Tolerance likely: You say you're "tolerant" to amphetamines rather than they're not helping your ADHD. That is a word most ADD/ADHD patients don't use in my experience. If you mean you're not feeling a buzz or more pleasant mood effect from amphetamines, I would recommend avoiding any medication including Ritalin (methylphenidate) which is potentially addictive. There are other meds for ADHD which are safer for you.

Answered 7/14/2020

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