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Penny Williams
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You’re correct. There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. The 3 meds you listed are all amphetamine-type. I would talk with your doctor about trying a methylphenidate. Then you’ll be able to compare and know which type works better for you.

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