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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Focalin (dexmethylphenidate): Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is another formulation of ritalin, worth a try if Ritalin at therapeutic dose was not effective. It is a form of Methylph ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
No: Dexmethylphenidate has a 4-6 hour duration of effect (a long-acting formulation, Focalin XR, which spans 12 hours is also available & has been sho ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
It Can Be: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr 40mg is actually the highest dose of Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) officially approved to be used by the fda. So, yes, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Both Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) and caffeine can cause shakiness. Combining the 2 increases the probability. Try small amounts of coffee or tea to c ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
15 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: With non-fda approved supplements, it is very difficult to truly understand any medication interactions. I reviewed the lumiday website and it seems ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Medication must be: taken only as prescribed. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a long-acting Dextroamphetamine and Focalin is a short-acting dexmethylphenidate, both stimula ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
About what?: Physically, beyond getting high and maybe damaging your nasal membranes, you probably will be fine as the stimulant wears off. On the other hand, any ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Many children do not have good responses to varying medications. It is very individual. If you are seeing negative behaviors increase on the medicatio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
12hrs about effect l: the length of time that focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR should be effective for is about 12hrs, . That would be a reasonable tiome to wait to have min ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Duration : Focalinxr has 6 hour duration at most. Usually a second dose given 4 hours after the first will prolong offset symptoms. Other things you can do are: ... Read More

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