by Hamid Tabatabai, M.D.
- 1June 2016
Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta and Metadate are stimulants which help your child to ignore distractions and focus on their studies. Side effects include decreased appetite, headaches, increase TICs, agitation and insomnia.
Strattera is effective in some children and used when stimulants are ineffective or cause side effects. It, too, can cause agitation.
Clonidine and Tenex at times increase effectiveness of stimulants. Side effects include decreased blood pressure and pulse. Intunive which is the long acting form of Tenex, seems to be effective by itself, or as an addition, for some ADHD types.