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Authorized Generic Concerta Ends
ADHD News & Research

Janssen Quietly Ends Concerta Authorized-Generic

Concerta manufacturer Janssen officially ended availability of its authorized-generic  mid-January 2023, through its Patriot subsidiary. In this post, I explain what this might mean for Concerta users. I’ll also touch upon the concurrent reported shortages

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Genetic testing for ADHD medications Part 4 pharmacogenetics pharmacokinetics
ADHD News & Research

ADHD Rx Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics — Pt. 4

Part 4 in a 7-part series on genetic testing for ADHD medications—from ADHD expert Gina Pera and her scientist husband, Dr. Goat

One factor to consider when aiming for that sweet spot of medication effectiveness: your specific gene variants that affect drug response.

That is, do your gene variants mean that you metabolize drugs slowly, normally, or very fast?

That’s where genetic tests can come in handy: They identify these gene variants—that is, variations on a common gene.

In turn, this information helps you to:

1. Determine what dosage you should start with, and
2. Decide the order in which medications should be evaluated.

This information can be especially valuable if you are

—Beginning drug treatment for ADHD,
—Considering changing to a different drug, or
—Introducing an additional drug to your regimen.

Note: Information from these tests will not be a “silver bullet.” It is simply a starting point. The last post in this series will examine how I might use my personal results.

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Understanding Girls with ADHD Nadeau Quinn Littman book
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A Must-Read About Girls With ADHD

Do I recommend the new revision of Understanding Girls with ADHD: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do?  Consider the opening  lines of my review on Amazon.com. After, you’ll find a personal

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ADHD and Obesity: Reviewing the Research

For years, ADHD experts recognized the link between untreated ADHD and obesity. As for weight-control experts and gastric-bypass surgeons? Maybe they missed the memo. Or, is it territorial protection? Let’s be charitable. Consider it one

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Mydayis from Takeda finally gets FDA approval. Triple-bead action
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Mydayis: Longer-Lasting Adderall

In case you missed it, there is a longer-lasting version of Adderall, called Mydayis. Many people report frustration with the current Adderall shortage.  I suggest that a trial of Mydayis would be worth a shot—and

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