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Do Adhd Medications Target Norepinephrine
Depends on the med: It depends on the medicine. Amphetamines and methylphenidate work predominantly on dopamine, but also on norepinephrine. Atomoxetine works selectively on norepinephrine, as does guanfacine. Off-label medicines such as Imipramine and bupropion have effects on several brain chemicals (imipramine may work on norepinephrine, acetylcholine, histamine). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does strattera help for ADHD if it is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor , without affecting dopamine ?
Strattera blocks : Reuptake of norepinephrine but rat studies show that it also raises levels of Dopamine in the prefrontal cortex 3x without raising levels in the nucleus accumbens that controls addiction and where the other stimulant drugs also act. Dr. Stephen stahl calls some of the cells in the prefrontal cortex promiscuous because they contain both norepinephrine and dopamine. There is more to be learned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone greatly improves my inattentive adhd. Many others have noticed this as well. Is it possible for prednisone to effect norepinephrine levels?
I have been prescribed Vyvanse and Adderal to treat my ADHD for the past six years. I am concerned that my dopamine & norepinephrine levels will not be restored when I get off my Rx. Should I be worried about permanent collateral damage to my brain?
Worlds apart: Most antidepressants increase serotonin. Most adhd meds increase Dopamine & norepinephrine. Some antidepressants help adhd like atomoxetine. Some antidepressants work on norepinephrine or Dopamine as "dual action" meds. Some adhd meds worsen depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends what treatin: By consequences, are you meaning positive or negative effects. If you are treating ADHD, then the positive is improvment in symptoms. The most common negative effects are headache, stomach ache, decrease in appetite, interference with sleep initiation. Amphetamines (Adderall and Vyvanse) and methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta) share the same side effects. Happen about 5% of time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several : The main class would be the stimulants. These would include meds like vyvanse, concerta, Adderall and focalin. The non stimulants include Kapvay and intuniv. Stratttera, falls into its own category and it is one of a kind. There is not enough room to discuss in detail but each group works differently. Need to see a medical provider to discuss in more detail. ...Read more
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