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You are on a dead run home from work. You astutely head for the checkout lane with only one person ahead of you. The woman in front of you is elderly with her cane draped over her cart handle and her pocket book perched on the shopping cart.
ADHD is a developmental condition that affects concentration and attention. Many different medications can reduce ADHD symptoms, each of which has a range of benefits and side effects. Medications can have short- medium- or long-acting effects. The best medication for a person depends on many factors, including the medication's side effects, how long it lasts, and an individual's personal preferences.
Both drugs improve attention span and decrease hyperactivity and impulsiveness; however, they are very different medications. The most striking difference between the two is that Strattera is a non-stimulant, while Adderall is a psychostimulant medication. Strattera is a brand name for a drug that contains atomoxetine.
The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine Adderall XR is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age in adults and children. The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine Adderall XR is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain.
The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer time than prescribed by your doctor. If you take too much dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, you may continue to feel a need to take large amounts of the medication, and you may experience unusual changes in your behavior. You or your caregiver should tell your doctor immediately, if you experience any of the following symptoms: fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat; sweating; dilated pupils; abnormally excited mood; restlessness; irritability; difficulty falling sleeping or staying asleep; hostility; aggression; anxiety; loss of appetite; loss of coordination; uncontrollable movement of a part of the body; flushed skin; vomiting; stomach pain; or thinking about harming or killing oneself or others or planning or trying to do so.
Adderall is a prescription medication that contains two drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It belongs to a class of medications called stimulants. It's most commonly used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD.
Preliminary research suggests that seniors with ADHD experience unique and evolving symptoms that are commonly mistaken for — and overlap with — normal signs of aging. Misdiagnosis and mismanaged treatment after age 60 are serious problems, says Kathleen Nadeau, Ph. Here, she outlines her emerging research and explains how clinicians can better serve older patients. In fact, symptoms of attention deficit disorder ADHD or ADD may flare and grow after midlife — especially when mixed with normal age-related cognitive decline, worsening physical health, and the lack of structure that often comes with retirement.