List Medications For ADHD

The history of ADHD is not complete until you list medications for ADHD and when they were introduced. Explore when stimulants were first introduced and how virtually all newer medications introduced to treat ADHD have been extended release versions of the original drugs. When you list medications for adhd it is clear that only in the last 10 years or so that the first non-stiumulant medications have been discovered and introduced to the market.

The purpose of listing medications for adhd is to give a historical perspective and timeline of how medications for adhd have evolved. This list does not endorse any particular drug. In the list of medications for ADHD it is important to note that the inappropriate use of stimulant medications can lead to abuse, addiction, serious withdrawal effects upon stopping and should not be done without the advice of a medical professional.

Year


  Drug Name


  Related To:


Dosage Form


1937

Benzedrine

Amphetamine

Inhalation; later tablets

1943

Desozyn

Amphetamine

Tablets

1955

Ritalin

Methylphenidate

Tablets - short acting

1955

Biphetamine

Amphetamine

Capsules

1960

Adderall

Amphetamine

Tablets

1975

Cylert

Pemoline

No Longer Available in US

1976

Dextrostat

Amphetamine

Capsules

1976

Dexedringe

Amphetamine

Capsules

1982

Ritalin SR

Methylphenidate

Sustained Release Tablets

1999

Metadate ER

Methylphenidate

Extended Release Tablets

2000

Concerta

Methylphenidate

Extended Release Tablets

2000

Methylin ER

Methylphenidate

Extended Release Tablets

2001

Metadate CD

Methylphenidate

Extended Release Capsule

2001

Focalin

Methylphenidate

Capsules

2001

Adderall XR

Amphetamine

Extended Release Capsule

2002

Ritalin LA

Methylphenidate

Long Acting Capsule

2002

Methylin

Methylphenidate

Oral Solution, Chewables

2002

Strattera

Atomoxetine

Capsules - 1st Non Stimulant

2005

Focalin XR

Methylphenidate

Extended Release Capsule

2006

Daytrana

Methylphenidate

Transdermal

2007

Vyvanse

Amphetamine

Capsule

2009

Intuniv

Guanfacine

Extended Release Tablet

2010

Kapvay

Clonidine

Extended Release Tablet

Non Stimulants among ADHD Meds

It is interesting that in this listing of medicines for ADHD, it has only been in the last 10 years non-stimulants have been introduced to help treat ADHD symptoms. Strattera is a Norepinephrine Reuptake inhibitor. Guanfacine was first introduced as a high blood pressure medication and has now been shown to help the symptoms of ADHD. Clonidine was also first used as an anti-hypertensive by reducing certain chemicals in the blood. Under its brand name drug Kapvay is now approved for ADHD Symptoms.


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