This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
The only way to know which medication will work best for your child is to try some.
Stimulants and non-stimulants work differently — both have risks. Generally speaking, stimulants are most effective for more individuals with ADHD.
Read some about ADHD medications and kids to get a better handle on how it all works:
ADDconnect Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism