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Penny Williams

You may not be able to tolerate amphetamine-based stimulants well. 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. Maybe try a methylphenidate to see if you can alleviate that side effect? Talk to your prescribing doctor.

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