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Anyone have information on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) vs adderal to treat add and which is better?

Anyone have information on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) vs adderal to treat add and which is better?

It depends: Both meds are similar. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) i believe now has a generic form, whic is not the case with vyvance, which would clearly be a potential financial savings. Still some insurances or payment sources will not approve vyvance as a first line drug, you would need to fail Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or other similar drugs, sometimes even 2 before vyvance is uses. For many people vyvance seems to be easier to tolerate, l. ...Read more

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Which is a better drug for my ADD more so to help me focus- wellbutrin (bupropion) or stratta?

Which is a better drug for my ADD more so to help me focus- wellbutrin (bupropion) or stratta?

How about the cause?: Maybe you're one of the few patients who's undergone rigorous neurological, neuropsychological, & metabolic screenings to really determine whether ADD is TRULY the right diagnosis for you. If so, then, the provider who made the diagnosis should be able to guide you to the better medication depending on your clinical situation. If you've not been screened PROPERLY then, NEITHER DRUG is good for you ...Read more

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What is concerta, and how does it compare with the other add drugs for kids?

What is concerta, and how does it compare with the other add drugs for kids?

Concerta: Is a long acting form of methylphenidate, or ritalin. It's advantages are that it can be given once in the morning and that there is no irritability at the end of the day. ...Read more

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I didn't respond to and tolerate Methylphenidate IR 10mg well for ADHD-PI. What's the second most preferred medication?

I didn't respond to and tolerate Methylphenidate IR 10mg well for ADHD-PI. What's the second most preferred medication?

Can't tell/prescribe: This requires assessment by your psychiatrist/doctor, depends on many factors, symptoms, correct diagnosis, other medications you are currently on or previously tried, dosages given, so please refer to your doctor/psychiatrist, good luck ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with adhd, mainly for impulsivity and attention and I'm going to be meeting with my Dr to figure out which medication I should use. I've heard that Ritalin/concerta can cause many more negative psychological side effects than adderall

I just got diagnosed with adhd, mainly for impulsivity and attention and I'm going to be meeting with my Dr to figure out which medication I should use. I've heard that Ritalin/concerta can cause many more negative psychological side effects than adderall

All can have side ef: All these medicines have side effects. I want you to focus on cause. To learn causes of ADHD visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Also search YouTube for dr Doris Rapp. She will show you many causes of ADHD and how to treat the cause so that you may not need to depend on medicines ...Read more

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Is it likely that I will be prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR for concentration if I ask? I'm in the UK and don't have ADD or ADHD

Is it likely that I will be prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR for concentration if I ask? I'm in the UK and don't have ADD or ADHD

ADHD meds: I would assume any MD would be rather cautious about prescribing ADHD meds so easily. They can be abused and should not be prescribed to people based solely upon a complaint about concentration difficulties. There are many reasons why concentration would be a problem and they should be checked out before prescribing meds. ...Read more

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What the difference between focalin (dexmethylphenidate) IR and Adderall IR? Which is a better drug for ADD? I only like to take them mon-fri not weekends My dr likes foca

What the difference between focalin (dexmethylphenidate) IR and Adderall IR? Which is a better drug for ADD? I only like to take them mon-fri not weekends My dr likes foca

2 different meds: Focalin is dexmethylphenidate, the isomer of methylphenidate, it is supposed to decrease the side effects. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is amphetamine, a different stimulant than methylphenidate. Taking it on weekdays is a good idea. ...Read more

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Best alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) for treating depression/anxiety/OCD? I'm currently on 15 mg (have been off and on for a while) and want something more fast acting? Would love to propose something new to my psychiatrist.

Best alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) for treating depression/anxiety/OCD? I'm currently on 15 mg (have been off and on for a while) and want something more fast acting? Would love to propose something new to my psychiatrist.

Let shrink propose: I appreciate your proactive interest in your therapy but you should discuss how you are doing and let your psychiatrist propose alterations in your medications. The SSRIs take 4-6 weeks to reach effectiveness. Sometimes the dosages have to be adjusted . There are also alternative types of medications ...Read more

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Does anyone have info on the medicine for ADHD daytrana?

Does anyone have info on the medicine for ADHD daytrana?

Relatively new: Daytrana is a patch that delivers methylphenidate (mph) (ritalin) through the skin in a controlled fashion. It starts working about 30-40 minutes after you put it on and stops about 2 hours after you take it off. It is mph, so side effects are the same, but one can control the duration of action. Some develop irritation from the patch. A potentially good choice for older adolescents & adults. ...Read more

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Is there another medicine similar to aderol for treatment of depression is there another medicine similar to aderol for treatment of depression? And please can you tell me any like it that a physchyatrist would be able to prescribe for 42 y/o woman. Am

In : In most cases depression is treated with antidepressant medications, as dr fowler correctly pointed out. However, there are situations when other medications, including stimulants such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could be added to the medication regimen. This strategy is called "augmentation" and is primarily used for treatment-resistant depression. Stimulants can also be used to successfully treat symptoms of depression, sleepiness and fatigue in patients with cancer, medically ill or terminally ill patients. One other medication that has such stimulant properties and is often used to treat these symptoms is modafinil. ...Read more

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I'm currently studying for the MCAT and take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my ADHD. Is there anything else I could take to help focus? I don't like the side effects

I'm currently studying for the MCAT and take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my ADHD. Is there anything else I could take to help focus? I don't like the side effects

Don't change routine: Now is not the time to be changing meds or your routine if something is working for you. Wait until after the test to change medication regimen unless the side effects are suddenly absolutely intolerable. Make sure to exercise daily and get appropriate sleep every night. These things will go further than cramming for hours on end - if you don't know the material by now, you never will. ...Read more

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Why are there so many types of ADHD meds and which one is the best for me to use? My doc started me on ritalin (methylphenidate)

Why are there so many types of ADHD meds and which one is the best for me to use? My doc started me on ritalin (methylphenidate)

Variable response : It is estimated that about 30% of people with adhd respond better to one stimulant versus all others. Two criteria help you decide whether or not you are on the right medication: how well it helps you and how many side effects you are having from it. Ideally, the right stimulant addresses the target symptoms with minimal or no side effects. It may take some finesse to reach this balance. ...Read more

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What is the minimum effective dose of seroquel (quetiapine) as an add on to my antidepressant for ocd? I would like to reduce below 150 mg

What is the minimum effective dose of seroquel (quetiapine) as an add on to my antidepressant for ocd? I would like to reduce below 150 mg

Don't know, cause: Because ocd is not a a very common disorder, studies that could help us answer your question have not been done. Therefore, discuss this question with your physician. On a different note - i hope you are involved in psychotherapy (exposure and response prevention - a form of cbt) that is as important as meds in ocd. In many instances, this helps lower med doses. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have ADHD I'm 16 and I would like to know is there a way to help increase focus without increasing dosage of medication. I take focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR 20 mg. ?

I have ADHD I'm 16  and I would like to know is there a way to help increase  focus without increasing dosage of medication. I take focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR 20 mg. ?

Many ways: There are many ways to increase focus. Brain training games like on Lumosity or other sites can help. Learning meditation is also effective. Some patients have great success with biofeedback for neurofeedback. Some patients can actually come off medications after neurofeedback treatments. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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