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ADHD: The Facts$
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Mark Selikowitz

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780198867371

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198867371.001.0001

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A guide to specific medicines

A guide to specific medicines

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ADHD: The Facts
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Mark Selikowitz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198867371.003.0016

There are many different medications used for ADHD, and these should only be prescribed by a medical specialist experienced in this field. Many children with ADHD do not need to take their medication every day of the week. The availability of long-acting medication means that most children with ADHD do not need to take medication at school. This chapter presents a detailed guide to specific medicines for ADHD, including short-acting stimulant medicines (Ritalin, Focalin, dexamphetamine, and Adderall IR), long-acting stimulant medications (Concerta, Ritalin LA, Focalin XR, Daytrana, Adderall XR, Metadate CD, and Vyvanse), and non-stimulant medications (imipramine [Tofranil], Clonidine, guanfacine [Intuniv], and atomoxetine [Strattera]).

Keywords:   ADHD, medication, stimulant medication, methylphenidate, dexamphetamine, Ritalin, Vyvanse, clonidine, guanfacine, atomoxetine

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