Okay, so I though it was time to talk about a few things on the ADHD treatment front. First off, I became aware today that there is no longer a free trial of Concerta (methylphenidate extended release tablets) available for download from the manufacturer website. You might check with the doctor to see if there are any prescriber-issued coupons still available, but as of today, the Concerta website offers nothing. This still leaves Daytrana (methylphenidate extended release transdermal system) with a manufacturer coupon, and of course, all the generic versions of Ritalin (methylphenidate) available at a reasonable price (except for Ritalin LA capsules-no generic yet). This includes immetiate release and extended release versions of methylphenidate. Focalin XR and Vyvanse offer discounts, as well as Intuniv, Kapvay, and Strattera. Check out my master discount page for discounts on these. Don’t forget that Wellbutrin(bupropion), and Wellbutrin SR & XL have long been available as relatively affordable generics if you’re looking at non-stimulant treatments.
In Adderall (amphetamine mixed salts) news, the shortage of generic Adderall XR continues, with mixed messages about possible release dates. Check out the ASHP page on drug shortages for more information. Of course, the brand name Adderall XR continues to be available from Shire pharmaceuticals. Hope you can afford that one; go figure. Hope all of this helps.
- Treating ADHD With a Skin Patch (everydayhealth.com)
- Misusing Prescription ADHD Drugs in College (everydayhealth.com)
- Which popular ADHD drug is in short supply, and why (cbsnews.com)
- College students take ADHD drugs for better grades (cnn.com)