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Is focalin a narcotic

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Focalin: Focalin / Focalin XR (Dexmethylphenidate) is for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
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
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 19 years experience
Dose: i believe that 80mg is too high a dose to be well tolerated and safe. i would not prescribe a dose that high. i would also be surprised that an insure... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 47 years experience
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
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine 16 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
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
A 40-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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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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