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Concerta vs. Vyvanse: Comparison

Methylphenidate is considered the first medication approved for the treatment of the condition known as “hyperactivity” in the 1960s.  As attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder gained more mainstream attention in the 1990s, the number of diagnoses continued to skyrocket, increasing the demand for new treatments.  By the year 1996, mixed amphetamine salts (i.e. Adderall) were approved for the …

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Concerta vs. Adderall: Comparison

Concerta is a medication that was approved in August 2000 for the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children.  Since its initial approval as an ADHD medication for children, it has attained FDA approval for usage in adolescents (2004) and adults (2008) with ADHD.  Although Concerta is technically a newer drug than Adderall, the …

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Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms: How Long Do They Last?

Concerta (Methylphenidate) is a psychostimulant drug that is used to treat ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). It is also used in some cases for the treatment of narcolepsy and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). It contains the same active ingredient found in the popular medication Ritalin. This drug works well when taken for its intended purpose …

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