All the medications available are primarily used for concentration difficulties. The reason hyperactivity is reduced in hyperactive children is due to their ability to limit their focus of attention to the task at hand, rather than all other sights, sounds and tactile sensations. Unfortunately all the medications have side effects; how severely they are experienced differs from child to child. Strattera is often given at night so the child does not get sleepy during the day; of the three medications it is said to have the longest lasting effect.
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