ADHD

Question
Posted by: Alexander Dowding | 2011/05/24

Q.

Adderall

I''d like to know why Adderall isn''t available as a treatment for ADD on the South African market. In countries where it is available it is often recommended where Ritalin is noted to have undesirable side effects. After having been prescribed Ritalin as a first resort by the specialist who diagnosed me and not ''getting on well'' with it I''d like to try alternative stimulant medications. I''ll try the non-stimulant Strattera as a last resort if all the other stimulant medications fail to impress with desirable results.
Are you aware whether either Teva and Barr Pharmaceuticals or Shire Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Adderall instant-release (IR) and extended-release version (XR) respectively, plan to introduce their medications to the SA market any time soon?
Thank you for your help!

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Alexander,

Admittedly, I last queried with pharmacies about a year ago and at that time there was no mention of Adderall being brought to SA. I cannot provide any further details as I do not know what is involved in bringing new medications into a country.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/05/27

Dear Alexander,

Admittedly, I last queried with pharmacies about a year ago and at that time there was no mention of Adderall being brought to SA. I cannot provide any further details as I do not know what is involved in bringing new medications into a country.

Kind regards,
Delia

Reply to ADD/ADHD Expert
Posted by: Lulandi | 2011/05/26

I''m glad I could help. Did you look at Conceta? I hope you can get what you want. Good luck.

Reply to Lulandi
Posted by: Alexander Dowding | 2011/05/25

Hi Lulandi. No I haven''t tried the two medications that you recommend. Will definitely have to look into them. Going to check the pharmacological make-up of Concerta on Google now. I''d still like to know what the story is with Adderall though as I''ve read about so many people having had success with it. Sounds like somewhat of a miracle ADHD medication to me.
Thanks for your input!

Reply to Alexander Dowding
Posted by: Lulandi | 2011/05/25

Did you try Concerta and Risperdal? My son was on Strattera for 2 years, worked wonderful, but his system got use to it, then we tried Ritalin, but only for 2 weeks ''cause it did absolutely nothing so at the end we tried Concerta with Risperdal and I promise you, myboy is top in his class and can do anything wihtout a struggle of some sort!

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