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ADHD Medications

An important part of managing Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the use of medication. The medications currently in use do not cure ADHD. The ultimate goal with medication is to improve functioning by reducing the core symptoms of ADHD (inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity). Stimulant medications for ADHD work relatively quickly but have several possible side effects and risks to consider.

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Clonidine (Catapres®, Dixarit®)

Clonidine is a non-stimulant medication used to treat ADHD, tic disorders, irritability of autism and disruptive behaviour disorders.

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Guanfacine XR (Intuniv XR®)

Guanfacine XR ia a long-acting non-stimulant medication used in the treatment of ADHD, disruptive behaviour disorders and tic disorders.

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Methylphenidate (Foquest®)

Methylphenidate is used for mental and behavioural symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including difficulties paying attention, impulsive behaviour and hyperactivity.

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