A Little Sampler of Chinese ADHD Remedies

Duodongning Jiaonang 多动宁胶囊 Hyperactivity Capsule - Oral Liquid for ADHD
Hyperactivity Capsule - Oral Liquid for ADHD
Duodongning Jiaonang

Indications: attention deficit, wayward impulses, irritability and other urgent trouble.
Ingredients: rehmannia root, tortoise shell, milkwort, sweetflag rhizome, dogwood,
yam, fossil bone, poria cocos mushroom, cork tree bark, silkworm larvae and so on.

As a whole,the therapeutic effect of methylphenidate and Ningshen Koufu Ye is almost the same.But the effect of the former is short and unstable and that of the latter is stable and without untoward reactions.
Tranquilizing oral liquid for calming the mind
Dimu Ningshen Koufuye

Indications: lax mental state in children, hyperactivity, impatience, disturbed sleep.
Ingredients: rehmannia root, wolfberry, fossil bone, oyster shell, privet fruit, bunch-
berry, schisandra fruit, yam, anemarrhena root, figwort extract, roasted licorice.

Sixty-six children with hyperkinesia were treated with the Yizhi wit-increasing syrup, after which their scores on behavior dropped, their school records improved, and the rate of appearance of soft neurotic signs lowered, all three changes being significant, giving a total effectiveness rate of 84.8%.
Children Intellectual syrup
Xiao’er Zhili Tangjiang

Indications: to regulate and fortify yin and yang; resuscitate intelligence; for children with minimal brain dysfunction.
Ingredients: sweetflag rhizome, rooster, fossil bone, milkwort, tortoise shell.

Zhang and Huang (1990) compared a Chinese herbal formula (80 subjects) with methylphenidate - lower side effects and greater IQ rise in the herbal group were observed.
Jing Ling Oral Liquid
Jingling Koufuye

Indications: lax attention, hyperactivity, wayward impulses, learning difficulties, rapid pulse.
Ingredients: rehmannia root, yam, poria cocos mushroom, tree peony bark, water plantain rhizome,
milkwort, fossil bone, privet fruit, cork tree bark, anemarrhena rhizome, schisandra fruit, sweetflag rhizome.

FDA objected to claims that Strattera is safe and effective for the treatment of anxiety, when Strattera is not approved for the treatment of anxiety; that Strattera is safe and effective for the treatment of tics or Tourette's disorder, when Strattera is not approved for the treatment of tics or Tourette's disorder
Strattera® (atomoxetine)
Yansuan Tuomoxiting

Indications: tics, Tourette syndrome, conduct disorders, ADHD and comorbid anxiety.
Ingredients: atomoxetine hydrochloride, pregelatinized starch, dimethicone, gelatin, sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more
of the following: FD&C Blue No. 2, synthetic yellow iron oxide, titanium dioxide, red iron oxide, and edible black ink.

The United States pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company began marketing Strattera in China in 2007.

A comparison of Eli Lilly web sites lillychina.com and strattera.com reveals striking differences in the way Eli Lilly promotes Strattera in China.

The most important thing you should know is that Strattera increases the risk of suicide. Lilly's U.S. web site clearly warns on every page:
What is the most important information I should know about Strattera?
In some children and teens, Strattera increases the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions.

Lilly's web site in China says nothing about any suicide risk —
patients are told nothing about any Strattera side effects at all.
      Side-by-side comparison of Eli Lilly web sites

Partial list of the most common Strattera (atomoxetine) side effects: aggression, irritability, somnolence, vomiting, dyspepsia, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness, mood swings, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, ear infection, influenza, weight loss, headache, drowsiness, crying, lethargy, anorexia, cough, nasal excess, dermatitis, chest pain, heart palpitations, QT interval prolongation, syncope, peripheral vascular instability, urinary retention, decreased libido, ejaculation disorders, weakness, voiding difficulty, dysuria, dysmenorrhea, dry mouth, fever, chills, sinusitis, myalgia, nightmares, sleep disorders, paresthesia, prostatitis, hyperhidrosis, erectile dysfunction, menstrual disorders, abnormal orgasm, hot flashes, sweating, impotence, depression, tremors, itching.
        Complete list of Strattera® side effects

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