Module 2: Basic Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs and Substances

Lesson 1

Psychostimulants / amphetamines – Indications

Dexamphetamine, methamphetamine, and methylphenidate are used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Other indications include narcolepsy and obesity (Woo & Wynne, 2012).

CADDRA Guide to ADHD Pharmacological Treatments in Canada (2016) has a detailed table with the common medications for managing ADHD available. The CADDRA website also contains guidelines and other important information