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ADHD

Question
Posted by: JP | 2020/09/23

Q.

Adult ADD medication options

Dear Doctor I was wondering what medication options are currently available in SA with regard to Adult ADD medication. I have an odd paradoxical reaction to anything methylphenidate as it makes me fall asleep for hours on end and anything atomoxetine only works in very high doses. I was just interested to know so that I can discuss options with my psychiatrist so we can have a better discussion. Thank you kindly

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert
- 2020/09/23

At this stage, our options in SA are limited to methylphenidate, atomoxetine and bupropion. We are waiting for SAPHRA to approve lisdexamphetamine.

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