30 Essential Ideas you should know about ADHD, 9A ADHD Medications and the Delivery Mechanisms

30 Essential Ideas you should know about ADHD, 9A ADHD Medications and the Delivery Mechanisms

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ADHD Medications
Two types of stimulants
Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin, Metadate, Methylin, Focalin) type Stimulant
Amphetamine Salts (Adderall and Vyvanse), type Stimulants
Non-stimulant Drugs
Strattera (Atomoxetine), a NRI, affects the dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the brain synapses
.Alpha 2 Agonists drugs Intuniv (Guanfacine) and Kapvay (Clonidine) these drugs are anti-hypertensive drugs (blood pressure meds) that trigger a neurotransmitter receptor called the Alpha 2 receptor (Alpha 2 receptor can be triggered by norepinephrine

The Five Delivery Mechanisms (The 5 Ps )
Pill
Pump
Pellet
Patch
Pro Drug

You can also use OFF-LABEL ADHD medications. These meds are considered first-line treatments. You can only use the off-label meds if you cannot tolerate side effects or they don’t work.

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