ADHD Medications Approved by the US FDA (infographic)

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Treatment of ADHD with medication is most effective for reducing the core symptoms of ADHD—inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several kinds of medications for ADHD that include stimulants (methylphenidate-based and amphetamine-based products) and nonstimulants including atomoxetine and antihypertensives (alpha-2 adrenergic agonists). These medications are listed in the chart below which shows:

  • the medications grouped by class
  • the brand name of each medication
  • the generic name and form of the medication
  • the duration and available dosage strengths of each medication

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