Reply To: Dexamfetamine not working

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Penny Williams
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You will only notice a difference in focus/concentration levels when on the right medication and dosage for you. Dex may not be the right medication. 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.

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

How Do ADHD Doctors Titrate Medication?

And medication alone is not enough. You still need strategies and coping skills for the most success.

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