17th October 2019

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What is the most popular ADHD medication?

Some common stimulants used to treat ADHD include:
  • Adderall (amphetamine)
  • Ritalin (methylphenidate)
  • Concerta (methylphenidate)
  • Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)
  • Daytrana (methylphenidate patch)
  • Metadate or Methylin (methylphenidate)
  • Dexedrine or Dextrostat (dextroamphetamine)
  • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

Beside this, what is the most effective ADHD medication for adults?

Stimulants such as Adderall, Concerta, Focalin, Vyvanse, Quillivant, and Ritalin in long-acting form are often prescribed for symptoms. Strattera, a nonstimulant approved for treatment of adult ADHD, is also widely prescribed, he says.

What percentage of children with ADHD do not respond to stimulant medication?

Between 70–80 percent of children with ADHD respond positively to these medications.

Is Adderall bad for my child?

Study says yes, but some experts disagree. Some parents say no to stimulant medication that might help their child, fearing it might harm them. But used properly, stimulants are extremely safe, says Dr. Hallowell. Adderall and other popular ADHD drugs don't raise risk of heart attack or stroke in kids, new study shows.