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difference between focalin and ritalin

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Focalin (dexmethylphenidate): Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is another formulation of ritalin, worth a try if Ritalin at therapeutic dose was not effective.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
16 years experience Psychiatry
See below: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR might feel better than Ritalin for some with ADHD. But tolerance to a medication typically requires being off. Dosing ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Ritalin (methylphenidate): Immediate release after it is taken and last for approximately 3 to 4 hours. These medications are often taken 2 to 3 x/d.Ritalin (methylphenidate) s ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Length of action: Regular ritalin (methylphenidate). Generally requires dosing several ted per day average 4 hr length of action. Ritalin (methylphenidate) la. And sr ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Inside, outside: Ritalin (methylphenidate) goes into brain cells and stops them from taking up dopamine and norepi, which are associated with focus, motivation and ple ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
24 years experience Pediatrics
Similar medicines: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are both stimulant-class medications commonly used to treat adhd. They both have similar potential side effect ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
35 years experience Psychiatry
STIMULANTS: Both are stimulants that can be used for attention deficit disorder. Ritalin is methylphenidate and Dexedrine is dextroamphetamine.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Both methylphenidate: Although both are methylphenidate, Concerta is a long acting form whereas Ritalin as you have written it is short acting. There is Ritalin la which is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Dexmethylphenidate is an isomers of methylphenidate (ritalin).
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Delayed release Meds: The difference between the sr and xr preparations is how the drug is packaged for delayed delivery. Both are delayed released preparation and provide ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Different chemicals: Ritalin or methylphenidate is still available in the United States. Cylert or Pemoline is no longer available in the us due to risks of liver failure ... Read More

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