top of page

A quick overview of prescription medications. This is published by one of the leading sites for information on ADHD, Additude Magazine.. 

https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-medication-list-treatments-children-adults/

 

MEDICATION FORMULATION DURATION AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

              AND NOTES ON ADMINISTRATION SAVINGS PROGRAMS

Methylphenidates

Aptensio XR® or
generic (Rhodes Pharmaceuticals et al)Capsule Extended coverage; 40% immediate-release layer and 60% controlled-release layer Capsule may be opened and contents swallowed with applesauce or yogurt.

Azstarys™ (Corium)Capsule Extended coverage; 30% immediate-release, 70% absorbed slowly over several hours*Capsule may be opened and contents swallowed with applesauce.CoriumCaresTM Support
Program
(800-910-8432)

Concerta® or generic (Janssen and others) TabletExtended coverage; initial peak at 1 hour, then gradual release over 9 hours*Must be swallowed whole with liquid; non-absorbable shell may be passed in stool.CONCERTA® Savings
Program

Cotempla XR-ODT®
 (Aytu BioPharma)Orally disintegrating tabletExtended coverage; 25% immediate-release and 75% extended-release particles*Grape-flavored; allow tablet to dissolve in saliva.Neos RxConnect Program

Daytrana® or generic (Noven Therapeutics)Transdermal patchExtended coverage; 9-hour maximum wear-time; apply 2 hours before the effect is needed; effects last up to 3 hours after the patch is removed*Applied once-daily to alternating hips; time worn can vary to control effect duration; do not cut or tear patch; monitor for skin sensitivity.Savings on Daytrana®
program

Focalin® or generic 
(Novartis and others)TabletShort-term coverageTwo doses may be prescribed per day, at least four hours apart.

Focalin XR® or generic 
(Novartis and others)CapsuleExtended coverage; 50% immediate-release and 50% delayed-releaseCapsule may be opened and contents swallowed with applesauce.Focalin® XR Co-Pay Card

JORNAY PM®
 (Ironshore Pharmaceuticals)CapsuleExtended coverage; outer layer delays release for 10-12 hours for early morning symptom control, inner layer controls extended daytime release Take only in the evening. Capsule may be opened and contents swallowed with applesauce.Jornay PM™ Savings Offer

Methylin® or generic (Shionogi Inc. and others)LiquidShort-term coverageGrape-flavored; two or three doses may be prescribed per day.

Methylin® Chewable or generic (Shionogi Inc. and others)Chewable tabletShort-term coverageGrape-flavored; two or three doses may be prescribed per day. Take 30-45 minutes before a meal.

QuilliChew ER®
 (Tris Pharma)Chewable tabletExtended coverage; 30% immediate-release and 70% extended-release. LiquiXR technology for continuous release throughout the dayCherry-flavored; taken once daily; tablet may be chewed or swallowed whole. 11 dosing options allow for microtitration.Tris Savings Program

Quillivant XR®
 (Tris Pharma)LiquidExtended coverage; 20% immediate-release and 80% extended-release. LiquiXR technology for continuous release throughout the dayBanana-flavored; shake for at least 10 seconds before administering; liquid format allows for microtitration.Tris Savings Program

Ritalin® or generic
 (Novartis and others)TabletShort-term coverageTwo or three doses may be prescribed per day.

Ritalin LA® or generic (Novartis)CapsuleExtended coverage; 50% immediate-release and 50% delayed-release (2nd peak 4 hours later)*Capsule may be opened and contents swallowed with applesauce.

Amphetamines

Adderall® or generic
 (Teva and others)TabletShort-term coverageTwo or three doses may be prescribed per day.

Adderall XR® or generic
 (Takeda and others)CapsuleExtended coverage; mixture of immediate- and delayed-release beads for a double-pulsed deliveryCapsule may be opened and contents swallowed with applesauce

Adzenys XR-ODT®
 (Aytu BioPharma)Orally disintegrating tabletExtended coverage; 50% immediate-release and 50% delayed-release particles*Orange-flavored; allow tablet to dissolve in salivaNeos RxConnect Program

 

 

Dexedrine® or generic (GlaxoSmithKline)TabletShort-term coverageTwo or three doses may be prescribed per day.

Dexedrine® Liquid or generic (GlaxoSmithKline)TabletShort-term coverageTaken once or twice daily.

Dexedrine® Spansule or generic (Amneal Pharmaceuticals)CapsuleExtended coverageTaken once daily.

DYANAVEL® XR
 (Tris Pharma)LiquidExtended coverage; up to 13 hours effectiveness. LiquiXR technology for continuous release throughout the day*Bubblegum-flavored; shake bottle before administering; liquid format allows for microtitration.Tris Savings Program

Evekeo® or generic
 (Arbor Pharmaceuticals and others)TabletShort-term coverageTwo or three doses may be prescribed per day.Evekeo® Copay Savings Program

Evekeo ODT® or generic
 (Arbor Pharmaceuticals and others)Orally disintegrating tabletShort-term coverageOne or three doses may be prescribed per day.Evekeo® Copay Savings Program

Mydayis® (Takeda)CapsuleExtended coverage (up to 16 hours); 33% immediate release, 33% delayed-release, 33% second-phase delayed release.*Capsule may be opened and contents swallowed with applesauce.Mydayis® Savings
Card

ProCentra® or
generic (Independence Pharmaceuticals and others)LiquidShort-term coverageBubblegum-flavored; two or three doses may be prescribed per dayPatient Coupon

Vyvanse® (Takeda)CapsuleExtended coverage; peaks in 3.5 hours*Capsule may be opened and contents dissolved in water, yogurt, or orange juice.

Vyvanse® (Takeda)Chewable tabletExtended coverage; peaks in 4.4 hours*Strawberry-flavored.

Xelstrym® (Noven Pharmaceuticals)Transdermal patchExtended coverage; 9-hour maximum wear-time; apply 2 hours before the effect is needed*Applied once-daily to alternating upper arm, upper back, chest, or flank area. Do not use more than one patch in a 24-hour period. 

Zenzedi® or generic (Arbor
Pharmaceuticals)TabletShort-term coverageTwo to three doses may be prescribed
per day.Zenzedi® Copay Savings Program

Non-Stimulants

Catapres ® or generic (Boehringer Ingelheim)TabletExtended coverage; builds up to 24-hour effectivenessTaken once daily. Tablet must be swallowed whole with liquid. 

Catpres TTS ® or generic (LAVIPHARM)Transdermal patchExtended coverage; builds up to 24-hour effectivenessTransdermal patch is programmed to release medication at an approximately constant rate for 7 days. 

Intuniv® or generic (Takeda Pharma and others)TabletExtended coverage; builds up to 24-hour effectivenessTaken once daily. Tablet must be swallowed whole with liquid.Takeda Help at Hand Program

Kapvay® or generic (Advanz Pharma and others)TabletExtended coverage; builds up to 24-hour effectivenessTaken twice daily. Tablet must be swallowed whole.

Qelbree™
 (Supernus Pharmaceuticals)CapsuleExtended coverage; builds up to 24-hour effectivenessTaken once daily. Capsule may be opened and contents swallowed with applesauceQelbree™ Pediatric Savings Card
Qelbree™ Adult Savings Card

Strattera® or generic 
(Eli Lilly and others)CapsuleExtended coverage; builds up to 24-hour effectivenessTaken once or twice daily. Capsule must be swallowed whole with liquid.Lilly Cares® Foundation Patient Assistance Program

* The medication’s estimated duration of action is based on information provided by the drug’s manufacturer. For any individual patient, this medication’s effects may last longer or shorter than indicated.

Pic Head w ADHD and Gears Landing Page.png

Complementary and Alternative ADHD Medications

Welcome to the website devoted to having  all ADHD alternative medicines in one place.

 

We make it easy for you to find your best alternative to prescription medications.

Check out our blog devoted to inspiring and motivating people...with your help.

 

This site is under construction. Browse around and suggest some improvements.

bottom of page