Over the counter stimulants for ADHD

Methylphenidate is a kind of phenidate that is used to treat (Ritalin)

There were no adverse reactions to OTC medications identified for either the brand or generic versions. The long-acting versions of this medicine did not cause any side effects (Metadate, Ritalin LA, Concerta).

Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) or Dextroamphetamine/Levoamphetamine (Dextroamphetamine/Levoamphetamine) (Adderall)

For this ADHD medication, there are several OTC responses listed, including:

  • Acidifying agents — These substances (for example, ascorbic acid or "Vitamin C") are used to raise stomach acid levels. They will reduce the amphetamine's absorption. As a result, a greater amphetamine dose may be required.

  • Alkalinizing compounds (e.g., sodium bicarbonate or "baking soda," which is a frequent ingredient in antacids) are used to lower stomach acid levels. Amphetamine absorption is increased as a result of them. As a result, they should not be combined with amphetamines.

  • Antihistamines — Amphetamines may counteract antihistamines' sedative effect. This effect could be beneficial.

Atomoxetine is a drug that is used to treat a variety (Strattera)

There haven't been any reports of OTC medication side effects

In general, drug makers have not disclosed numerous contraindications for OTC drugs for ADHD prescriptions. If you or a member of your family is taking ADHD medication in addition to another prescription drug, the prescribing physician should be aware of any potential interactions and should inform you. If you're seeing a new or different doctor or pharmacist, let them know about any other prescriptions you're taking so they can check for any potential contraindications. If you have any questions about a new medicine, you may always consult the PDR online.