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Does stratera have the same effect as adderal?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Stratera is a non-stimulant.
It more closely resembles an anti-depressant chemically. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant.

In brief: No

Stratera is a non-stimulant.
It more closely resembles an anti-depressant chemically. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Dr. Anthony Vertino
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
but both may work to treat ADD
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both FDA approved

Both strattera (atomoxetine) and Adderall are fda approved for the treatment of the inattention or the hyperactivity or both of adhd.
Every patient varies in thier response to the specific med and the possible side effects. One's individual response cannot be known for certain. I have found my patients side effects of strattera (atomoxetine) to be milder in general but not always.

In brief: Both FDA approved

Both strattera (atomoxetine) and Adderall are fda approved for the treatment of the inattention or the hyperactivity or both of adhd.
Every patient varies in thier response to the specific med and the possible side effects. One's individual response cannot be known for certain. I have found my patients side effects of strattera (atomoxetine) to be milder in general but not always.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Adderall chemically works to correct the neurochemical abnormalities of ADHD - low Dopamine and low Nor epinephrin.
Strattera (atomoxetine) is related to antidepressants. It is very helpful for anxiety related to aDHD but is not as effective for ADHD as the stimulants.

In brief: No

Adderall chemically works to correct the neurochemical abnormalities of ADHD - low Dopamine and low Nor epinephrin.
Strattera (atomoxetine) is related to antidepressants. It is very helpful for anxiety related to aDHD but is not as effective for ADHD as the stimulants.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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