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Two New Amphetamines for ADHD
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Two new extended-release amphetamine products have been approved by the FDA for once-daily treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients ≥6 years old: Adzenys XR-ODT (Neos Therapeutics), an orally distintegrating tablet, and Dyanavel XR (Tris Pharma), an oral suspension.

AMPHETAMINES FOR ADHD — Amphetamines generally have been as effective as methylphenidate in decreasing overactivity, impulsivity, and inattention in children with ADHD. Some children who have not responded to methylphenidate may respond to an amphetamine, and vice versa. Racemic amphetamine sulfate, mixed amphetamine salts, dextroamphetamine, and lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, an oral prodrug of dextroamphetamine, vary in duration of action, but appear to be similar in efficacy.1,2 All stimulants used for treatment of ADHD are classified as Schedule II ... more      

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