Medications Medication Formulations Dosages and Increments Maximum Dosage/⁠Day Duration of Action
Methylphenidate 5, 10, 20 mg tablets
2.5, 5, 10 mg chewable tablets

5 mg/5 mL flavored oral solution

10 mg/5 mL flavored oral solution
5 mg once per day on Day 1, then
5 mg 2 times per day, increments of 5 mg/day can be made every 3 to 7 days

Children ≤ 25 kg may be started with 2.5 mg per day and increased by 2.5 mg/day every 3 to 7 days
For children ≤ 25: 35 mg

For children 25 kg or more: 60 mg
3-5 hrs
Dexmethylphenidate 2.5, 5, 10 mg tablets, non-scored For patients not on methyphenidate use: 2.5 mg 2 times/day, increments of 2.5 to 5 mg/day every 3 to 7 days.

For patients already on methyphenidate use: dose is one-half current daily dose up to 10 mg 2 times/day
20 mg 6-8 hrs
Amphetamine 5, 10 mg tablets, scored

2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20 mg orally disintegrating tablets
For 3-5 years: 2.5mg daily, increments of 2.5 mg/day
every 7 days

For ≥ 6 years: 5 mg 1 or 2 times/day, increments of 2.5 mg to 5 mg/day every 7 days depending on the formulation
40mg 4-6 hrs
Dextroamphetamine 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10 (scored), 15, 20, 30 mg tablets

5 mg/5 mL flavored oral solution
For 3 to 5 years: 2.5 mg once on Day 1,
then 2.5 mg 2 times per day, increments of 2.5 mg/day every 3-7 days

For ≥ 6 years: 5 mg once on Day 1, then 5 mg 2 times/day; increments of 5 mg/day every 3-7 days
For 3-5 years: 20 mg

For ≥ 6 years and ≤ 50 kg: 40 mg

For ≥ 6 years and ≤ 50 kg: 60 mg*
4-6 hrs