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ADHD

Question
Posted by: Cuan | 2020/01/26

Q.

Why is Adderall not available in South Africa?

I was diagnosed with ADHD in the second grade and put on Ritalin. When I reached high school I stop taking my medication, now I'm in college and I'm struggling significantly. I went to a psychiatrist and she put me on Ritalin but I notice that is not working, it helps me focus but not what i need to do please.

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert
- 2020/01/27

Please discuss your treatment options with your psychiatrist. Perhaps your dose need to be adjusted, or the formulation of the methylphenidate (e.g. long-acting, or OROS, or MUPS). Availability of other medications for the treatment of ADHD depends on which companies are importing it, and also on SAHPRA to approve it. 

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