ADHD Medications List and Guide

Confused about which ADHD medication is right for you? Read on as our expert explains the dosing and effectiveness of this list of common ADD medications.

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The next time a doctor rattles off medications and dosages that might be appropriate for you or your child, you should have a much better idea of what he's talking about and how to decide which might be the best choice if you consult this comprehensive list.

Methylphenidate

Generic; tablet; immediate release; lasts about four hours; comes in 5, 10, 15 mg dosages
Concerta: brand name; tablet; lasts about 12 hours; comes in 18, 27, 36, 54 mg dosages
Daytrana: brand name; skin patch; lasts about eight hours; comes in 10, 15, 20, 30 mg dosages
Ritalin: brand name; tablet; immediate release; lasts about four hours; comes in 5, 10, 15 mg dosages
Ritalin LA: brand name; capsule; lasts about eight hours; comes in 10, 20, 30, 40 mg dosages
Ritalin SR: brand name; tablet; lasts about eight hours; comes in 20 mg dosage
Metadate CD: brand name; capsule; lasts eight hours; comes in 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 mg dosages
Metadate ER: brand name; tablet; lasts eight hours; comes in 10, 20 mg dosages
Methylin: brand name; liquid and chewable tablets; immediate release; lasts four hours; tablets come in 2.5, 5, 10 mg dosages, liquid in 5 mg/tsp and 10mg/tsp dosages

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