Medications Prescribed for ADD/ADHD behaviors

Following are a list of medications that are more commonly prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder:
  • Adderall (dextro-amphetamine sulfate with other amphetamine mixture)

  • Adderall xr (extended release adderall)

  • Concerta (methylphenidate in time release capsules)

  • Cylert (pemoline - not commonly used anymore due to liver damage)

  • Dexedrine (dextro-amphetamine sulfate)

  • Ritalin (methyphenidate)

  • Strattera (atomoxetine) - newly approved by the FDA

  • Wellbutrin (bupropion HCl)

A list of less often prescribed meds; sometimes used together with psychotropics include:

  • Celexa

  • Clonidine

  • Concerta

  • Depacote

  • Paxil

  • Prozac

  • Resperidol

  • Tegretol

  • Tenex

  • Zoloft

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For a table of the side effects 
of a number of these click here

As an ALTERNATIVE treatment or therapy to using medications, consider the Sharper Minds program.  This mental performance enhancement program deals with a number of the root causes of attention deficit disorder, many behavioral issues and learning problems.

Of the children and adults who were taking medications for ADD/ADHD when they started the Sharper Minds neural-cognitive therapy,

Changes made are lasting, not a patch or a temporary "band-aid."  Start at our home page for more information.

When considering a treatment plan for children that may have learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, make sure you incorporate not just the medications, but also therapies with the intent of diminishing dependence on the meds as well.