Reply To: Issue With Meds

Penny Williams

Metabolism plays a HUGE role in how the long-acting medications work.

Is Burn Rate Making Your ADHD Medications Less Effective?

Also, 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. It could be that you would respond better to an amphetamine based stimulant. In any case, talk to your prescriber about what you’re experiencing.

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

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