Options for the Management of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD)

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG


Pediatr Pharm. 2011;17(3) 

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Mixed Dextroamphetamine Salts

The branded mixed dextroamphetamine salts product, Adderall XR®, uses Microtrol® technology to provide an 8–10 hour duration.[1–3] Half of the beads within the capsule are immediate-release; the remaining beads are coated with a polymer that degrades in the higher pH of the intestine which prolongs absorption and results in sustained drug effect. Generic versions of mixed dextroamphetamine salts are available with similar absorption characteristics.


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