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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% (686 Members) find Focalin helpful

Focalin Reviews

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Worked once dosage was adjusted, used for a year when I had the company that makes it, hardship program where I only had to pay $5 for it. I can not afford it.
Working / Worked
great in concentration and it mellow him out he has upset stomach and he has a lack of eating and he has problems getting to sleep he has been getting bad head ach
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Liked it very much. Lost insurance and couldn't afford it.
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This worked wonderfully all through elementary school but once we got to middle school it seemed to just fall off.
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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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  1. Discussion: Focalin??
    Has anyone gone from Vyvanse to generic Focalin? I need a lower cost medication, because $248/mo until my astronomical deductible is met just can't h... [More]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  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]