Your Toughest ADHD Medication Questions, Answered!

The best ADHD treatment plans all begin with one thing: accurate information. Here, a trusted expert answers your questions about the medications most commonly used to treat attention deficit.

Will Meds Work for Me?

The first-line stimulant medications for ADHD are among the most effective treatment in all of medicine. Unfortunately, as many as one in five people do not respond to the two standard stimulants, methylphenidate and amphetamine.
If you have tried both stimulants at optimal dosages, and haven’t seen benefits or side effects, you may be part of the 3% of people who do not absorb these medications orally. The formulation to try next is the transdermal delivery system, Daytrana, also known as the patch.
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