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Penny Williams
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You’re talking about going from immediate release to extended (time) release. With the XR, the medication is “released” over time, where IR is the entire dose immediately. FOr my son, we found that the time-release meds were much more even.

The medication will tell you what the expected duration of effectiveness (DOE) is. Reality is individualized though, due to genetics and metabolism. So you won’t know for sure unless you try it.

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Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism