Posted by: Tom | 2009/10/11

Medication for ADD

Please explain on what basis one will differentiate between Concerta and Stratera with regard to the ADD profile of a person. Also, please compare the side-effect profile of the two medicines.

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Hi There Tom<br><br>Both these drugs are indicated for ADD/ADHD, and the prescriber usually makes the call based on results he/she had with these drugs in the past. Some users and some prelim studies indicate that Strattera are not quite as effective as Concerta and reltaed drugs. <br>Straterra is however often seen as first-line treatment because it has less stimulant properties than Concerta/Ritalin/etc. If treatment is not effective patients may be switched to concerta/ritalin.<br>

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