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Penny Williams
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If it makes you feel “dopey” then the dosage is too high for you. You can discuss 1.5 tablets with your prescribing doctor and see if you can give that a try. It may be that you find that the one tablet dosage was just right for you. The titration process isn’t fun, but it helps you discern the exact right dose for you.

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