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 ADHD medications.

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More ADD/ADHD Stimulant Medications

In addition to methylphenidates, there are several other families of stimulant medications that treat ADD/ADHD.


Focalin: brand name; tablet; lasts four hours; immediate release; comes in 2.5, 5, 10 mg dosages
Focalin XR: brand name; capsule; lasts eight hours; immediate release followed by second delayed release; comes in 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 mg dosages


Generic; tablet; immediate release; lasts four hours; comes in 5, 10 mg dosages
Dexedrine Spansule: brand name; capsule; immediate release followed by gradual release; lasts eight hours; comes in 5, 10, 15 mg dosages
ProCentra: brand name; liquid; immediate release; lasts four hours; comes in 5 mg/tsp dosage

Modified Amphetamine Mixture

Adderall: brand name; tablet; immediate release; lasts four hours; comes in 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 30 mg dosages
Adderall XR: brand name; capsule; immediate and delayed release; lasts eight hours; comes in 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 mg dosages
Vyvanse: brand name; capsule; lasts 10 to 12 hours; comes in 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 mg dosages

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