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Dexmethylphenidate belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years of age and older .

Dexmethylphenidate increases attention and decreases restlessness in children and adults who are overac... continue

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Overall, 72% (678 Members) find Focalin helpful

Focalin Reviews

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currently using
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so far so good.
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Focalin has been very helpful. . . it does suppress his appetite during the day but the benefits are wonderful - increased calm and focus.
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is amazing in the mornings totally different child then in the afternoon
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He takes 20 mg XR in the morning and 10 mg XR at noon. Still working.
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It worked ok for my son, but he had loss of appetite and mood was up and down.
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It changed my life, I have friends now my suicidal thoughts are low and its amazing
Prescribed for ADHD but also effective on ODD type behaviors. Duration of extended release still not long enough. Mornings and evenings are very difficult.
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on it now seems to be working he is still ODD and stealing
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This has helped tremendously.
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  1. Discussion: Changing from Focalin XR to Vyvanse
    Agree with the top two posters. Two different meds completely (adderal side versus ritalin side). Try a booster, increase dosage, switch to differen... [More]
  2. Discussion: Anyone have experience with Focalin XR?
    We started on a low dose of Focalin XR too...worked great at first. Then we upped the dose and saw little change. We added regular Focalin in the af... [More]
  3. Discussion: Anyone have experience with Focalin XR?
    My son is 6 years old and has ADHD , Combined Type with ODD. We have been working on behavioral modification for the last 7 months with some success.... [More]
  4. Discussion: Changing from Focalin XR to Vyvanse
    Agree with previous poster. I'm not sure I'd jump right to a switch to Vyvanse here due it being a different type of stimulant. How about adding an ... [More]
  5. Discussion: Changing from Focalin XR to Vyvanse
    Hello all, My daughter is 11 years old who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 6. She is currently taking 30mg of Focalin XR. Everything was worki... [More]