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:
- Orally disintegrating tablet
- Transdermal patch
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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