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What are nonstimulant medications for adhd?


Nonstimulant medications are an alternative treatment option for ADHD that work differently than stimulant medications. Some examples ofnonstimulant medications for ADHD include:


1. Atomoxetine (Strattera): This medication is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor that helps improve attention and reduceimpulsivity and hyperactivity.


2. Guanfacine (Intuniv): This medication is an alpha-2adrenergic agonist that helps improve attention and reduce impulsivity and hyperactivity.


3. Clonidine (Kapvay): This medication is another alpha-2adrenergic agonist that is sometimes used to treat ADHD symptoms.

4. Buproprion (Well Butrin): This medication is increases leavel of dopamine, norepinemphine and serotonin in the brain.


Nonstimulant medications may be a good option for individuals who do not respond well to stimulant medications or who experiencenegative side effects from stimulant medications. However, nonstimulantmedications may take longer to start working than stimulant medications and maynot be as effective for some individuals. As with any medication, it'simportant to work closely with a healthcare provider to determine the mostappropriate treatment option for an individual's specific needs.

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