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The results of ADHD medications are very individualized — it depends on genetics, metabolism and neurotransmitter levels and functioning. 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. Methylphenidate may not be the best medication for you, or Concerta may not be the best methylphenidate for you. It takes trial and error to find the right medication and dose.
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