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Medication Switcheroo

"After only two doses of a long-acting stimulant, I felt like a new person. I told my doctor, but he switched me to Strattera. Does this make sense?"

by Larry Silver, M.D.


It is true that prescriptions for stimulant medications must be rewritten every month and thus can be inconvenient for the prescribing doctor. But if one of my patients found that any medication yielded such positive results, I would not think of changing it. If you'd like to go back on the stimulants, by all means tell your doctor.


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