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Do ADHD medications target norepinephrine?

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 more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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How does strattera (atomoxetine) help for ADHD if it is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor , without affecting dopamine ?

How does strattera (atomoxetine) help for ADHD if it is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor , without affecting dopamine ?

Strattera (atomoxetine) 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 more

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What are some better ADHD medications?

What are some better ADHD medications?

Commonly used meds: the most commonly used medications are methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta) and amphetamines (Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Vyvanse). They are generally equal in benefit, but some respond better to one than another. ...Read more

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What is the effect of ADHD medications on those without adhd?

What is the effect of ADHD medications on those without adhd?

Stimulation: Since the stimulant medications increase brain nor epinephrin (non adrenalen, a person without ADHD would feel a stimulating effect. It might make a person jittery, restless or increase their blood pressure and pulse. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

No correlation: Don't worry and i hope your adhd medications are helping a lot. Frequently they do. ...Read more

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Is there any non stimulant ADHD medications other than stratterra ?

Is there any non stimulant ADHD medications other than stratterra ?

ADHD medications: There are 3 long acting non stimulants tha the fda has approved for tx. Of adhd. Straterra, intuniv, and Kapvay but the last 2 are approved for children. 6 to 17 yo. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me ritalin crash compared to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and other ADHD medications?

There are only two: stimulants, methylphenidate & Amphetamine. Since 2000, multiple delivery systems of each have been produced. Each differs in onset of action, time of peak clinical effect & duration of action. Longer & more consistent drug delivery gives better symptom control & reduces symptoms of "rebound" ADHD, irritability, emotional lability & the "crash" noted by some teens & adults as the effect wears off ...Read more

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Is OCD treatable via medication (faverin) temporarly ? Or will it be totally cured after you stop it ? Is it like ADHD medications? Instantly workin?

Is OCD treatable via medication (faverin) temporarly ? Or will it be totally cured after you stop it ? Is it like ADHD medications? Instantly workin?

No, not instantly: Faverin and other ssri's require at least 4-6 weeks -- and often longer -- for therapeutic effect with ocd. It can help manage but not cure symptoms. They may return after you taper off and stop the drug. Faverin does not work instantly. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Norepinephrine (Definition)

Norepinephrine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more


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Levophed (Definition)

Levophed is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more