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.
Brand Name: Concerta, Daytrana, Metadate CD, Methylin, Ritalin, Ritalin SR, Ritalin LA Generic Name: methylphenidate Usage Concerta Concerta is an extended release tablet and comes in the following strengths: 18 mg 27 mg 36 mg 54 mg As with all extended release medications, Concerta should be swallowed whole and cannot be crushed. Concerta is normally taken once per day and is generally effective for a 12-hour period of time. As an extended release medication, Concerta reaches maximum concentration within the body after 1 hour and then is gradually released into the body for between five and nine hours. After this time, a gradual decrease of medication is released into the body. Concerta can be taken with or without food. Daytrana (see Daytrana fact sheet) Metadate CD Metadate CD is an immediate/extended release stimulant medication. Thirty percent of the medication is released immediately and the remaining medica...
Most people are familiar with some of the common side-effects of Adderall : loss of appetite, headache, stomach upset, weight loss and difficulty sleeping. But one of the lesser known side-effects, skin problems can be devastating. An investigation on the adverse effects of Adderall XR in 2006 by the FDA indicated three areas of adverse events: cardiovascular , psychiatric and dematological. A report issued indicated, "The final area of concern that was found in this review, serious adverse skin reactions with Adderall XR, is not currently being addressed." 
According to the medication guide for Adderall XR, adverse reactions can include, "Urticaria, rash, hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema and anaphylaxis. Serious skin rashes, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported." 
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious skin disease, usually resulting from an allergic reaction from a medication. Symptoms include
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