Helpful excel table for ADHD Meds

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    Hello everyone, this is Chipstar! It's been quite a while since I've been on the forums, and I'm glad to see the community is still here and active!

    I passed my boards in 2008, and have been working as a clinic nurse in a developmental and behavioral pediatrician's office.

    I love it. I work with kids with ADHD, aspergers, Autism, FAS, mood disorders, dyslexia, etc etc.

    We developed a table that I thought may be helpful for anyone studying or working with stimulant/non-stimulant medications for ADHD. These medications are also used if there are attention or impulsive features sometimes found in children with Autism.

    Enjoy!

    PS - I'm not sure how to upload just a file yet, so hopefully this copy/paste formats correctly on your screen. Feel free to PM me your email if you'd like the original.

    Peace, and remember you psych nurses, it's ok to be a little crazy!


    ADHD MEDICATIONS
    NAME GEN FORM Crush Sprinkle Strengths (mg) SA/LA Duration Start dose Target dose Max dose
    Mixed Amphet. Salts
    Adderall Yes Tab Yes NA 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, NA 4-6 h ?8 2.5: 3-5 y 0.5-1mg/kg/d 40 mg/day
    20,30 5: >6y divided divided
    10: teen
    Adderall XR Yes Capsule No Yes 5,10,15,20,25,30 50/50 10-12 h 5-10: >6y 0.5-1mg/kg/d 40 mg/day
    10: teen
    Dexedrine Yes Tab Yes NA 5, NA 4-6 h 2.5: 3-5 y 0.1-0.5mg/kg/d 40mg/day
    Dextrostat 5,10 5: >6y divided
    10: teen
    Dexedrine Spansule No Capsule No Yes 5,10,15 50/50 6-8 h 5-10: >6y 0.1-0.5mg/kg/d 40mg/day
    10: teen
    Vyvanse No Capsule No Yes 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 NA 10-12 h 30 mg ~1-2 mg/kg/day 70 mg/day
    Lisdexamphetamine Adderall XR 10 Vyvanse 30
    (prodrug) Adderall XR 20 Vyvanse 50
    Adderall XR 30 Vyvanse 70
    Methylphenidate
    Ritalin Yes Tab Yes NA 5,10,20 NA 3-6 h 2.5-5 mg 1-2 mg/kg/d 60 (90) mg
    divided
    Ritalin LA No Capsule No Yes 10,20,30,40 50/50 6-8 h 20 (10)mg 1-2 mg/kg/d 60 mg
    Ritalin SR yes tab No No 20, ? 8 h
    Concerta No OROS NO No 18,27,36,54 22/78 10-12 h 18 mg 1-2 mg/kg/d 54 (72) mg
    Metadate CD No Capsule No Yes 10,20,30 30/70 6-8 h 20 (10)mg 1-2 mg/kg/d 60 mg
    Metadate ER yes Tab ER NO No 10,20 ? 8 h
    Methylin Yes Tab Yes NA 5,10,20 NA 3-6 h 2.5-5 mg 1-2 mg/kg/d 60 mg
    Methylin chew tab No Tab Yes NA 2.5,5,10 (grape) NA 3-6 h 1-2mg/kg/d 60 mg
    Methylin liquid No Liquid NA NA 5/5, 10/5 (grape) NA 3-6 h 1-2 mg/kg/d 60 mg
    Methylin ER yes Tab ER NO No 10,20 ? 8 h
    Focalin (d-MPH) Yes Tab Yes NA 2.5,5,10 NA 3-6 h 1.25-2.5 mg 0.5-1 mg/kg/d 20 (30) mg
    divided divided
    Focalin XR (d-MPH) No Capsule No Yes 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 50/50 6-8 h 5-10 mg 0.5-1 mg/kg/d 20 (30) mg
    Daytrana No Patch No No 10, 15, 20, 30 NA 10-12 h 10 mg
    Nonstimulants
    Strattera/atomoxetine No Capsule NO No 10,18,25,40,60,80,100 NA "24 h" 0.5 mg/kg/d 1.2 mg/kg/d 1.4 mg/kg/d
    Intuniv (ext. rel.) No Tab No NA 1, 2, 3, 4 NA "24 h" 1 mg daily 4 mg daily
    Guanfacine/Tenex Yes Tab Yes NA 1, 2 NA 8-10 h 0.25 mg BID likely BID/TID 3 mg daily
    Clonidine/Catapres Yes Tab Yes NA 0.1, 0.2 NA 4-6 h 0.025 mg BID likely TID/QID 0.1 mg QID
    Kapvay (ext. rel.) No Tab No NA 0.1, 0.2 NA 12 h 0.1 mg QPM 0.2 mg BID
    Key:
    Boldface=freq used
    Italics=not freq used
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    This Fantastic!!!!! Thank you for sharing....... :O)


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