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Penny Williams

Here’s a primer on ADHD medication that will help you know what to expect.

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

Elvanse is a lisdexamphetamine. The closest we have in the US in Vyvanse, and here’s more information on Vyvanse which may prove helpful:


Best practice for ADHD stimulant medication is to start at the lowest dose and only increase if and when necessary. Looks like your prescribing doctor started at the 2nd dose up.

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