Medications

Stimulant Medications for the Treatment of ADHD

This comprehensive chart, created by ADHD doctors at Northwell Health, compares and contrasts the stimulant medications — both short- and long-acting preparations — used to treat attention deficit disorder in adults and children.

The stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) come in short-acting and long-acting preparations. Choose one of those, and you still need to determine whether methylphenidate or amphetamine makes the most sense for you. Whittle it down that far, and you still must find the optimal delivery method:

  • Liquid
  • Chewable
  • Orally disintegrating tablet
  • Sprinkle
  • Transdermal patch
  • Crushable
  • Caplet

ADHD treatment options can feel overwhelming, which is why Dr. Andrew Adesman and Dr. Anna Krevskaya of Northwell Health have created this thorough and easy-to-read chart laying out all of your stimulant medication choices.

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This Chart was created by Drs. Andrew Adesman and Anna Krevskaya of Northwell Health, Inc. Questions or comments: ADHDMedGuide@northwell.edu. Northwell Health is not affiliated with the owner of any of the brands referenced in this Chart. This Chart should not be used as an exclusive basis for decision-making. Use of this Chart is strictly voluntary and at the user’s sole risk. Copyright 2018 by Northwell Health, Inc, Great Neck, NY. All rights reserved. Sale of this Chart is strictly forbidden. Send inquiries to Office of Legal Affairs, Northwell Health, Inc, 2000 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success, NY 11042.

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