Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or nonstimulant better in general for add?

Stimulant>Nonstim. In general, for adhd, stimulant treatment has been shown to have greater efficacy and work faster than nonstimulants. Nonstimulants are helpful, but take 4-6 weeks to kick in. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is one type of stimulant medication, but there are many others. One would favor nonstimulant treatment if there is sensitivity to stimulants, tics, history of stimulant abuse (cocaine/methamphetamine), etc.
ADD. Stimulants are the gold standard for add treatment. Some of the non stimulants may work as well for some people, but none are better.

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31, have add, no hyperactivity. Any nonstimulant medications? Took Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for 12 yrs and became extremely addicted.

Yes. Strattera, wellbutrin, (bupropion) and possibly some of the other antidepressants in some cases.
Yes! Besides the stimulants, we have 3 non-stimulants which are indicated for the treatment of adhd: strattera (atomoxetine, a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor); Kapvay (an extended release form of clonidine); and Intuniv (an extended release form of guanfacine). Other meds used off-label for adhd include bupropion and Modafinil (provigil or nuvigil).

Does a non stimulant form of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) like, atomoxetine, not cause that hyper feeling?

Atomoxetine. Is not a form of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but a completely different medication. And no, it usually doesn't make people feel hyper, but it can happen.

How effective is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) on treating add in children?

Extremely. All of the psychostimulants (ritalin, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) concerta, focalin) can be extremely effective in the treatment of add / adhd in children (and adults). My first line of treatment, however, is to make sure that the child with add is eating a balanced diet (and doesn't have any food sensitivities), is getting good exercise, and is in psychotherapy (if there are also psychological stressors).

I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my add, is there any other alternatives?

Yes. Plenty options, other stimulants, non stimulants, antidepressants that help with this condition (like bupropion), and natural, herbals, supplements. All have different side effects and they can be more or less efficacious in an individual case. Ask your dr for options that will fit you.