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Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs provigil (modafinil), which is better?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs provigil (modafinil), which is better?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Better: In my experience with children primarily Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has a much better profile of effectiveness and less side effects. In adults a trial of both may be suggested if there is some side effect that is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance. Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc. ...Read more

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Difference between ritalin (methylphenidate) , ritalin (methylphenidate) la , ritalin (methylphenidate) sr ?

Difference between ritalin (methylphenidate) , ritalin (methylphenidate) la , ritalin (methylphenidate) sr ?

Length of action: Regular ritalin (methylphenidate). Generally requires dosing several ted per day average 4 hr length of action. Ritalin (methylphenidate) la. And sr are different brands of Ritalin (methylphenidate) fouls red to be "long acting " 8-12 hours what is best tolerated and how long they actually last is a bit individual for each person-just need to try it and see. ...Read more

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How safe are ritalin, (methylphenidate) dexedrine, or Adderall for add/adhd?

Very: If taken as prescribed and followed by a physician with training in this area of medicine these medications are generally safe and effective. ...Read more

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How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with ritalin?

How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with ritalin?

Very different: Strattera (atomoxetine), (atomoxetine) a non-stimulant, works quite differently from ritalin. Ritalin works within minutes but wears off later that day; it can be taken or skipped day-to-day as needed. Strattera (atomoxetine) has to build up in the body and may take several weeks to have an effect; it must be taken daily. Ritalin works about 65% of the time; strattera, (atomoxetine) about 45%. When they work, though, benefits quite similar. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Unsure: The only way to know is to find out what response you had in the past and what your physical condition is now. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Are Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adipex amphetamines?

Both stimulants: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a safe medication when taken as prescribed. Adipex ha been shown to be a dangerous medication and there are warnings about the potential dangers. It is taken as a weight loss treatment. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) suggested for adhd?

Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) suggested for adhd?

Absolutely: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has been studied and used clinically for treating adhd since the late 1980's. For many years, it was among the top two stimulants prescribed for adhd, the other being Concerta (a form of methylphenidate). ...Read more

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Which is better, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta?

Which is better, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta?

Depends...: Ppl respond differently to meds so it depends which one helps you focus when you need to. Some adults prefer having a little more control over dosing so shorter-acting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is preferred. Others like once-a-day dosing to carry through the workday. Some ppl metabolize extended-release meds faster ; find they don't last the 12 hours promised. You'll have to try ; see which works better for you. ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) work?

It can: No medication works all the time. Strattera (atomoxetine) was the first fda-endorsed non-stimulant for adhd. Its benefits are quite similar to those for stimulants; but, it works about for about 40-45% of patients, rather than 65% or more for stimulants. Also, unlike stimulants, it does not work nearly as fast: can take 4-6 weeks or more of daily use before benefits appear--but provides 24 coverage. ...Read more

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Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for depression?

Depression is not: An indication for this medication. Even if considered as an off- label option, there are many more effective medications that would usually be tried first. ...Read more

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How are ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall different?

Different families: Ritalin and aDderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are from different families. Ritalin=methylphenidate, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) = amphetamine. They have essentially the same effect on the brain. ...Read more

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How much Quillivant XR is eqivalent to 25mg Ritalin (methylphenidate) LA?

Complex: The same amount of methylphenidate is present in each, so the answer is 25 mg. But there are complexities. First, absorption and therefore bioavailability are dfferent. Medical experience says liquid is more quickly and completely absorbed. Second, the mechanisms of delay in release are different, but probably not fully predictable in effect. Practically, they may be very different. See the doc. ...Read more

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How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with drugs like Adderall and ritalin?

How does strattera (atomoxetine) compare with drugs like Adderall and ritalin?

Works for some: Another drug, that works well for some people, & doesn't work for others. In my expereience it doesn't work as often as the stimulant meds, but if people can't tolerate the stimulants, it is nice to have this option. It does need to be taken on an increasing dose over about a month. If it does work, it works most of the day from just one dose. Like an antidepressant, you need it in your system. ...Read more

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Is concerta a mild stimulant compared to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Is concerta a mild stimulant compared to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Depends: It depends on the doses used and how your body metabolizes the drugs. One is not considered stronger than the other per se. The are both psychostimulants. ...Read more

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Is focaline XR a better choice than Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

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Focalin (dexmethylphenidate): Focali belongs to the methylphenidate group of stimulants. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) belongs to the amphetamine group of stimulants. Both are efficacious for attention deficit ...Read more

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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) prescribed for anything other than adhd?

Geriatric depression: Ritalin (methylphenidate) may be used at times for geriatric depression. Otherwise, its use is largely limited to adhd. The short-acting formulation also isn't used often because most people need to be functional for longer periods of time (at least 6-8 hours) and don't like to take medications multiple times through the day. ...Read more

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What is ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Or methylphenidate: Is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (with/without hyperactivity). In add pts, it has the effect of calming down their revving engine so they can concentrate more effectively, complete tasks, not be in constant motion. It's a controlled substance which requires a special prescription in many states. ...Read more

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Methylphenidate (Definition)

Is the generic name of ritalin (methylphenidate). It is a ...Read more


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Ritalin (Definition)

Ritalin is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more