Brand Name: Focalin and Focalin XR Generic Name: dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride Usage Focalin is a short acting stimulant medication and is available in the following strengths; 2.5 mg 5 mg 10 mg Because this medication is short acting, one dose is normally given first thing in the morning. Additional doses can be given four to six hours after the first dose. Focalin XR is an extended release medication and is available in the following strengths: 5 mg 10 mg 15 mg Since Focalin XR is an extended release medication, it is taken only once per day, generally first thing in the morning. Overview Focalin and Focalin XR are central nervous system stimulant medications approved for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactivity (ADHD) for adults and children over the age of 6. The effects of these medications have not been studied for children under the age of six and should not be given to young children. Be...
Brand Name: Strattera Generic Name: atomoxetine hydrochloride Usage: Strattera has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children six years old to twelve years old. This medication has not been tested in children under the age of six and should not be given to children five and under. Strattera is available in the following strengths: 10 mg 18 mg 25 mg 40 mg 60 mg Physicians will often start patients on lower doses and increase as needed. This helps to find the lowest possible dose to improve symptoms. Strattera is generally taken once per day, in the mornings, but a second dose is sometimes prescribed for late afternoon. It can be taken with or without food. This medication should be swallowed whole. It should not be crushed or broken. Overview: Strattera is the only non-stimulant medication currently approved for the treatment of ADHD.
Adderall is a commonly prescribed stimulant medication to treat symptoms of ADHD. This medication helps to improve attention and decrease impulsiveness. It contains a combination of mixed amphetamine salts. For more information: Adderall Frequently Asked Questions about Stimulant Medications
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