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This eMedTV article offers an in-depth discussion of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD -- a common childhood condition characterized by inattention, fidgeting, and lack of organization. A brief history of the disorder is also given.
Adult ADHD is characterized by restlessness and/or trouble paying attention or completing tasks. This part of the eMedTV library explores key aspects of this condition in adults, including the different forms, symptoms, and treatment options.
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Adderall is a prescription medication that is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this drug and also outlines the Adderall dosing amounts that are available, tips on taking the drug, and potential side effects.
Adderall XR is a prescription medication that is used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV resource explains how Adderall XR works, lists its potential side effects, and offers suggestions on when and how to take the medication.
Concerta is a prescription medication that is designed to have a calming effect in people with ADHD. This eMedTV article explains how Concerta works, outlines some potential side effects, and offers tips for when and how to take the medicine.
Daytrana is a drug that comes in the form of a skin patch; it is used to treat ADHD in children adolescents. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Daytrana, explains how the patch works, and lists some of its more common side effects.
Desoxyn is a prescription drug used to treat ADHD and obesity. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Desoxyn, including information about some of its side effects and guidelines concerning how and when to best take the medication.
Dexedrine is a prescription medication used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Dexedrine, including information about some of its side effects and tips concerning how and when to take the medication.
Focalin is a prescription drug licensed to treat ADHD. This eMedTV article explains that Focalin causes a calming effect even though it is a stimulant, and also highlights dosing guidelines and potential side effects with the drug (such as nausea).
Focalin XR is a drug used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of the prescription medicine, noting in particular its effects, dosing guidelines, and strengths -- as well as what to tell your doctor before you take it.
Intuniv is a nonstimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth overview of this medication, including the age group it is used for, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Kapvay is a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. This eMedTV page offers a complete overview of this medication, with details on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and safety precautions.
Metadate CD, an extended-release medication, is licensed to treat ADHD in children. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works and further explores its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Metadate ER, a prescription medicine, is used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, lists possible side effects to be aware of, and describes the effects of the medication.
Methylin is a medication that is approved to treat narcolepsy in adults and ADHD in children. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains how the drug works and further explores its effects, potential side effects, and dosage information.
Methylphenidate extended release is a drug that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. This eMedTV article outlines the differences between the methylphenidate extended release products and also lists some potential side effects that may occur.
Quillivant XR is a drug used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV Web article gives an overview of the prescription medication, noting in particular its effects, dosing guidelines, and strengths -- as well as what to tell your doctor before you take it.
Ritalin is a medication that has been approved for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes in detail how the drug works and offers information on dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Ritalin LA is a prescription medicine that is used to treat ADHD in children. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes how the medication works and further explores its effects, possible side effects, and general dosing information.
Ritalin SR is an extended-release medicine that is licensed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works, describes its effects, and lists possible side effects to look out for.
Strattera is a nonstimulant medication that is licensed to treat ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults. This eMedTV page explains in more detail how Strattera works and offers information on its effects, potential side effects, and strengths.
Vyvanse is a prescribed medication that helps to control the symptoms of ADHD. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Vyvanse, explains how the medication works, and lists some of the more common side effects.
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