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What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Little

Both should be titrated to each patient.

In brief: Little

Both should be titrated to each patient.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not exact.

Ritalin is the brand name for methylphenidate (mph), and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is the brand name for amphetamine (amp).
Mph is about half as potent as d-amp, so 20 mg of methylphenidate would be roughly 10 mg of d-amp. But, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mix of d- and l-amp, and only d-amp is active; so, the ritalin/adderall ratio is more like 20/15. As dr. Hoffman said: little, especially adding in individual differences.

In brief: Not exact.

Ritalin is the brand name for methylphenidate (mph), and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is the brand name for amphetamine (amp).
Mph is about half as potent as d-amp, so 20 mg of methylphenidate would be roughly 10 mg of d-amp. But, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mix of d- and l-amp, and only d-amp is active; so, the ritalin/adderall ratio is more like 20/15. As dr. Hoffman said: little, especially adding in individual differences.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
Thank
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