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Table 1 Summary of Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) guidelines for medical treatment of adults with ADHD [107]

From: Adult ADHD and comorbid disorders: clinical implications of a dimensional approach

Line of therapy Recommended treatment(s)
First-line Long-acting stimulants  Amphetamine mixed salts (Adderall XR)  Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse)  Methylphenidate HCl (Biphentin, Concerta)
Second-line/adjunctive Long-acting non-stimulants  Atomoxetine (Strattera)
Second-line/adjunctive Short- or intermediate-acting stimulants  Dextro-amphetamine sulphate (Dexedrine, Dexedrine Spansule)  Methylphenidate HCl (Ritalin, Ritalin SR)
  1. HCl hydrochloride, XR extended release, SR sustained release