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Penny Williams
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People often have to try several ADHD stimulant medications to find the one that works best for them. 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. Since you’ve tried both now, it stands to reason that you’d try different medications of the type you did better on. However, this is a conversation you need to have with your prescribing doctor.

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

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