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Penny Williams

It’s possible that, while Adderall has helped some, that you’d respond better to a different medicine. The two types of ADHD stimulants are amphetamines (Adderall, Vyvanse…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta…). Most individuals do well with one type or the other, but not both.

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

Definitely discuss your concerns with your doctor and make a decision on how to proceed with your doctor’s guidance.

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