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Brand Name: Desoxyn Generic Name: methamphetamine Usage The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved Desoxyn for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactivity for children over the age of 6. This medication should not be given to children under the age of six. Desoxyn is a stimulant medication and is available in tablets with a strength of 5 mg. Overview Desoxyn is an amphetamine and has a high potential for abuse. It has been approved for use in both ADHD and in weight loss for obesity. Prolonged use for obesity may cause dependence. Although the FDA has not approved use of Desoxyn for adults with ADHD, it can be prescribed “off label” for adults. Side Effects Desoxyn can increase blood pressure and may cause tachycardia and heart palpitations. It is recom...
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.
Over the years there has been conflicting information on how, why and even if, certain foods or drinks impact the effectiveness of ADHD medications . For example, does a breakfast high in fat make medications less effective? In this post, I will try to clear up some of the confusion surrounding whether what you eat changes how your medication works.
Methylphenidate-Based Medications ( Ritalin , Concerta , Focalin , Metadate , Methylin )
It is recommended that short acting medications, such as Ritalin be taken between 30 and 45 minutes before eating in order for someone to receive the full effect of the medication. The prescribing information for Concerta, however, indicates it can be taken with or without food.
A study released in 2002 compared the effects of Concerta with Adderall after children had eaten a breakfast high in fat. The study, which was completed by McNeil Labs (the manufacturer of Concerta) showed that high-fat breakfasts had no impact on the effec...
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