Adderall Ir And Strattera Combination

Question

Asked by BeeLann

Adderall Ir And Strattera Combination

My doctor just added Strattera to my Adderall prescription, she also suggested that I switch to Focalin IR. Has anyone had any positive results with any of these combinations? Any adults on Strattera and Adderall-IR combination? 60 mg Adderall IR (2 doses 8am and 2pm) and 60mg Strattera at bedtime?

Answer

Hi BeeLann,

Did your doctor explain to you why she wanted to add Strattera or that you switch to Focalin?

It's not at all uncommon to combine a stimulant with Strattera (a non-stimulant medication also used for ADHD). There can be a number of reasons for this combo: longer coverage (Strattera) with a short acting "burst", or to help with other ADHD related issues.

Here's an excellent Case Report by the esteemed Dr. Thomas Brown, a highly respected ADHD expert and author, titled Atomoxetine and Stimulants in Combination for Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Four Case Reports: http://drthomasebrown.com/pdfs/atx_stims_article.pdf .

We also have lots of information here at ADHD Central regarding ADHD meds: http://www.healthcentral.com/adhd/medications.html?ic=4026

In the meantime, I think you need to discuss your concerns and raise questions with your doctor regarding her recommendations.

Hope this helps!
Terry

Answered by Terry Matlen