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Putnam Valley, NY
A 31-year-old female asked:

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
Psychiatry 46 years experience
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.
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