Medication and Drugs

What drugs - other than Strattera - are prescribed for ADD?

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2005-08-06 11:54:31

There are many drugs that can be prescribed to treat ADD/ADHD.

There are stimulant drugs that dramatically increase attention and

focus. Some of these are Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Provigil, to

name a few. There are SSRIs (seratonin re-uptake inhibitors)like

Wellbutrin and Paxil. These drugs improve overall well-being and

can diminish the symptoms of depression. Feedback on the efficacy

of these drugs for treatment of ADD/ADHD is mixed. There is also a

drug called Strattera, which is an adrenaline re-uptake inhibitor.

It works much the same way SSRIs work; preventing re-uptake of

adrenaline. Since all people react differently to medications, I

reccommend keeping a brief journal (great for us ADD/ADHD folks!).

I also recommend that you talk to your doctor, visit websites of

drug makers for a concise list of side effects, and continue to

visit the forums. I also recommend that you visit

This site focuses on living with ADD/ADHD. It is primarily for

women and girls, BUT it has wonderful advice for men and boys, too!

I also recommend subscribing to ATEENTION magazine. Great for

families dealing/living with ADD/ADHD.

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