What are the benefits of long-acting medications in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Oct 01, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Compliance issues with medications for ADHD in children and adults is common. [46] Therefore, the use of long-acting medications at once-a-day dosing to treat ADHD has been shown to have advances over the shorter acting drugs. They have led to higher rates of remission. Their use has been marked to better adherence and they have been demonstrated to be less stigmatizing. [47] Another benefit of the long-acting medications is time of effectiveness (ie, full-day coverage). [48]


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