I was recently diagnosed with Adult ADHD by a clinical psychologist. My results will be communicated with my primary physician who I will be visiting soon. What kind of medication is he likely to offer? Additionally, my brother has also been diagnosed with ADHD and was prescribed Adderall 30 XR and had excellent results. How does this weigh on his decision for which drug to prescribe me? I've never had a prescription before (besides glasses), so what is the course of treatment like? Any info helps, thanks!
Hello e.lewis. It varies. Meaning the type of drug. For your brother is on Adderall. Adderall is a stimulant drug and a controlled substance. Its an amphetamine. Your general bill of health. But in particular ainly your heart and blood pressure. Adderall is what is called a CNS drug or Central Nervous Stimulant drug and which can and does effect your blood pressure. In the case of Adderall, and depending upon what the laws in your state are, more often than not, the drug is perscribed for one month at a time, with no repeats. A new perscription will be needed for the following months supply of Adderall. The reason being its very often abused as a recreational drug. So, the guide lines are set to cut down on that sort of behaviour. This rule holds true for most all the ADHD drugs, except the non stimulant types, which are not considered to be classified as a controlled substance. Regards, pledge
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