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What medicine can I take besides Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and concerta when both are causing me to have bad reactions to them?

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Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Straterra

Straterra is non- stimulant.
Hopefully you won't have the se side effects. Good luck.

In brief: Straterra

Straterra is non- stimulant.
Hopefully you won't have the se side effects. Good luck.
Dr. Madan Uprety
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Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Straterra

Straterra is non- stimulant.
Hopefully you won't have the se side effects. Good luck.

In brief: Straterra

Straterra is non- stimulant.
Hopefully you won't have the se side effects. Good luck.
Dr. Madan Uprety
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the side effects that you have.
There are many other options, including the use of short-acting stimulants. Adderall and Concerta are long-acting forms of amphetamine salts and methylphenidate. Sometimes, side effects are less if the shorter acting medications, like Ritalin or Dexedrine are used. While strattera (atomoxetine) is another option, studies have shown it does not work as well.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the side effects that you have.
There are many other options, including the use of short-acting stimulants. Adderall and Concerta are long-acting forms of amphetamine salts and methylphenidate. Sometimes, side effects are less if the shorter acting medications, like Ritalin or Dexedrine are used. While strattera (atomoxetine) is another option, studies have shown it does not work as well.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
It also depends on why you are taking those medications. Strattera does not help with excessive sleepiness like in narcolepsy or sleep apnea. Also, Strattera works better for symptoms of inattention than for symptoms of hyperactivity. Seek a professional opinion.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

You should see your pcp or prescribing doctor and discuss this thoroughly with them. There are many issues here to consider and these medications are highly controlled and switching may be a difficulty decision.
There are other medications besides the ones you are on for what i believe you are taking them for. See your doctor.

In brief: Depends

You should see your pcp or prescribing doctor and discuss this thoroughly with them. There are many issues here to consider and these medications are highly controlled and switching may be a difficulty decision.
There are other medications besides the ones you are on for what i believe you are taking them for. See your doctor.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
The only two major categories of ADHD medication have caused you problems. It sounds like stimulant medication isn't possible for you. Your prescribing professional can help you decide what to do. There are some alternatives, one such is straterra (atomoxetine) that is FDA approved for ADHD treatment. Your Dr. can help you with this issue.
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