ADHD Medications: 10 Ways to Get It Right

Insider strategies from the top doctors on getting the most out of your ADHD medication.

Start at the Lowest Dose

Doctors start at the lowest dose to establish a baseline and increase as necessary—a method called titration. For example, you might start with 5 mg., review within three to five days, and move up to 10 mg., then 15 mg., and, if necessary, 20 mg. At signs of unusual irritability, tearfulness, or being in a cloud, the dose should be reduced. Did You Know: Doctors typically adjust medication dosages every three to seven days.
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