Stimulants. These medicines include amphetamine (for example, Adderall or Dexedrine) and methylphenidate (for example, Concerta, Metadate CD, or Ritalin). Stimulants usually reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity and improve focus.
Atomoxetine (Strattera). This is an approved nonstimulant medicine for children, teens, and adults.
Clonidine (Kapvay) and guanfacine (Intuniv). These are nonstimulant medicines approved to treat aggression, inattention, and impulsivity not controlled by other ADHD medicines.
Antidepressants. Certain antidepressants are sometimes also recommended.