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Compare Adderall vs Concerta vs Intuniv ADHD Medications

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Basic Information
 
Generic Name
Amphetamine And Dextroamphetamine Methylphenidate Guanfacine
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Class
Cns Stimulants Cns Stimulants Antiadrenergic Agents, Centrally Acting
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Prescription Generic Available
Yes Yes No
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Pregnancy cat.
C(us) C(us) B(us)
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Approved Age
3 And Older 6 And Older 6 And Older
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Legal Status
Schedule I (ca) Schedule Ii (us) Schedule Ii (us)
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WADA Category
S6 - Stimulants S6 - Stimulants
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Dependence Liability
High High
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Excretion
Urinary Urinary Renal
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Possible Side Effects
Some Loss Of Appetite, Weight Loss, Sleep Problems, Irritability, Tics. Some Loss Of Appetite, Weight Loss, Sleep Problems, Irritability, Tics. Sleepiness, Headache, Fatigue, Abdominal Pain. Rarely, Intuniv Can Cause Low Blood Pressure And Heart Rhythm Changes.
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Dosage, Usage and Forms
 
Routes (of administration)
(medical) Oral, Insufflated, Intravenous Oral Oral
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Dosage
5–30 Mg Bid Or 5–60 Mg Q Am 18 Mg Q Am–72 Mg Q Am (if 12+ Y.o.) 1–4 Mg Daily (do Not Increase Faster Than 1 Mg/wk)
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Maximum daily dose
60 mg
72 mg
4 mg
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Duration
Intermediate-acting Long-acting Long-acting
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Duration - time
4-8 H 10-16 H
24 h
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Chemical Data
 
Molecular mass (g/mol)
135.21 G/mol 269.77 G/mol 246.093 G/mol
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Half Life
10 Hours
3-5 Hours 14.8-18.3 Hours
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Formula
C9h13n C14h19no2•hcl C9h9cl2n3o
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Bioavailability
Nasal 75%; Rectal 95-99%; Intravenous 100%
11-52%
80-100%
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Protein binding
15-40%
15 %
70 %
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Metabolism
Hepatic Hepatic Hepatic
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