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R-isomer of methylphenidate, smoother effect (less ups and downs, rebounds and insomnia), allows for higher dose, start at half the methylphenidate dose
as a group, ER products have what characteristics?
once daily dosing, increased compliance, decreased appetite
OROS delievery system (shell is impregnated with drug to get quick release (22%), then GI fluid enters capsule and makes it swell, small amounts of drug are pushed out the hole in the cap for timed release beginning 4 hours after ingestion (78%))
Ritalin LA and Adderall XR infor
50/50 beaded formulation, mimics two doses of immediate release products
adverse effects of stimulants
decreased appetite, decreased growth, insomnia, rebound, SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH
selective NE reuptake inhibitor, not a stimulant, once daily dosing, effects may not be seen for 2-4 weeks, liver toxicity and suicide
alpha-2 agonist, once daily dosing, not controlled, Tenex is not the same on a mg-mg basis
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