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Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: I take adderall and it makes me sweat profusely. Is there anything I could take that is similar that won't make me sweat? I have ADHD.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 9 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Strattera is a non-stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD. As it does not activate the sympathetic nervous system like Adderall does, I would not expect it to cause sweating. It is likely to help symptoms of ADHD which is great. I recommend talking to your doctor about trying this medication instead.

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I have used Strattera before and it made me feel like a zombie. Didn't like it all. Adderall works well for me the sweating is just unmanageable.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 17 hours later
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Another alternative is guanfacine. This is sometimes useful for ADHD and is not a stimulant so does not cause sweating.

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