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The ADHD Medication Shortage

October 3, 2023

It’s disappointing and so frustrating for many families to be starting another school year scrambling to find the ADHD medication their kids need. But the shortage drags on. With that in mind, we’re passing along strategies you may find helpful to track down the specific medication that’s worked best for your child, or to find the formulation that’s closest to it.

Drs. Andrew Adesman and Anna Krevskaya, ADHD experts at Northwell Health, have laid out detailed suggestions in an article for Attention magazine, which the magazine has graciously agreed to share with They offer advice on how to approach pharmacies and even manufacturers of ADHD medications, as well as an excellent chart that breaks down ADHD medications by type and formulation (liquid, crushable, chewable, sprinkles, etc.) to find a different one that can meet your child’s needs. This week we also look at why kids with ADHD act outwhat’s different about the ADHD brain, and tips for parents who have ADHD along with their kids.

– Caroline Miller, Editorial Director | 

Related Resources

About the ADHD Medication Shortage

Strategies for tracking down your child’s medication or finding a good substitute.


How Is the ADHD Brain Different?

An in-depth look at the underlying causes of ADHD symptoms in children.


ADHD and Behavior Problems

Why are outbursts and defiance common in kids with the disorder? And how can we help them behave better?


What Is Inattentive ADHD?

Kids don’t have to be hyperactive to have ADHD.


Why Your Child With ADHD Has Such a Messy Room

And what parents can do about it.


When Parent and Child Both Have ADHD

Treatment for Mom or Dad may be important for the kids, too.


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