March 28, 2023

Ritalin Vs. Adderall: An ADHD Medication Comparison…

Hey guys what’s up it’s your boy mikey boy mr chow here and in this video the topic is ritalin versus adderall an adhd medication comparison so without further ado let’s jump right into the video ritual and versus adderall adderall and ritalin are both stimulant medications approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder adhd or add symptoms

Though they achieve similar symptom control these medications have different main ingredients adderall delivers amphetamine and dextromphetamine and riddle and delivers methyl feta date now let’s continue adderall and ritalin have properties in common they are both central nervous system stimulants approved for the treatment of adhd and narcolepsy when taken for

Adhd these medicines help people improve focus and attention and they can also reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity it is believed that they achieve symptom control by increasing the activity of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain roughly 85 percent of patients will achieve symptom control using amphetamine or methamphetamine both medications work in similar

Ways in the brain and have similar side effects the primary difference is that ritalin works quickly and reaches peak performance earlier than does adderall which stays in the system longer when all is said and done that being said let’s move on ritalin’s main ingredient is methylphetidate hydrochloride mph the same ingredient in concerta contempla metadate

Methylene equivalent it was first approved by the fda in 1955 for treating hyperactivity and since the 1990s it has become the most widely known drug for treating adhd adderall is a combination of salts from levoamphetamine and dextromphetamine more commonly called amphetamine it is generally well tolerated and effective in treating the symptoms of adhd although

The ingredients and adderall can be misused and abused it is not considered habit-forming when taking a prescribed doses it is available in immediate release and extended release formulations ritalin is usually a shorter acting medication some people prefer this as it allows them to better control side effects such as loss of appetite or trouble sleeping they may

Be able to take this medication during school hours without any noticeable impact on appetite or drowsiness at night adderall usually lasts longer which means it controls symptoms without the need for as many daytime doses now let’s continue adderall is available in both immediate release and extended release formulations the immediate release comes in five 7.5

10 20 and 30 milligram doses the extended release xr is available in 5 10 15 20 25 and 30 and also 36 milligram doses both can be taken with or without food ritalin is available in three formulations immediate release 5 10 20 milligrams sustained release sr 20 milligrams and extended release la 10 20 30 40 60 milligrams is often started at the lowest dose and

Gradually increased as needed patients taking the immediate release formulation often take one dose in the morning another one at lunch the extended release is expected to last six to eight hours and is often prescribed for once in the morning the sustained release is in between and may be prescribed for once or twice a day depending on individual needs ritalin

Versus adderall adhd medication side effects most people taking adderall do not experience side effects that said the most common side effects when taking adderall include loss of appetite weight loss dry mouth stomach upset dizziness headache diarrhea nervousness as well as trouble sleeping as well now let’s continue ritalin has similar side effects some people

Prefer the immediate release formulation because it allows them to better control loss of appetite and trouble sleeping for example because it remains effective for only a few hours some patients take one dose at breakfast and eat lunch before taking a second dose the most common side effects for all three formulations of vertiline include sleeplessness nervousness

Reduced appetite headache abdominal pain rapid heart rate and increased blood pressure all content is credited to the following website thanks for watching stay tuned everyone lots more content is coming out in the near future on the channel as always cheers and ciao until next time bye guys be easy

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Ritalin Vs. Adderall: An ADHD Medication Comparison By mR. cHoW