Does agomelatine help with ADHD?

Agomelatine is not typically used for the treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Agomelatine is an antidepressant medication that works by modulating the activity of both melatonin and serotonin receptors in the brain. Its mechanism of action is different from that of medications used to treat ADHD, which work by increasing the activity of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.

While some studies have suggested that agomelatine may indirectly influence dopamine activity in the brain, there is currently no evidence to suggest that it is an effective treatment for ADHD.

It is important to note that the decision to use any medication for the treatment of ADHD should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider, who can help determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on individual needs and medical history.

There are various forms of drugs available, such as tablets or liquids, and each may have a separate patient information leaflet (PIL) for different doses. It is important to refer to the PIL for the specific form and dose of the drug that you have been prescribed.

You can search for further information and PILs on websites such as: