Sussan Nwogwugwu talks to Scary Mommy about how the Adderall shortage is affecting both parents and kids with ADHD. “People with ADHD and on ADHD medication such as Adderall can switch from one category of drugs to another, but with a health care practitioner’s guidance. Side-effects or shortages may warrant a switch to alternative medication such as Ritalin or Vyvanse,” Nwogwugwu, Done Regional Nurse Practitioner Lead with explains.

Sussan Nwogwugwu, shared that “the shortage of Adderall has had an impact on families with children, adolescents or adults that are prescribed the medication to help with their diagnosis of ADHD. Some parents have stated that their life has been impacted to the point that they have had to consider changing their child’s prescription, even though Adderall has been proven effective for their symptoms.”