A 32-year-old member asked:
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focalin (dexmethylphenidate) was my new med prescribed in stead of ritalin. will i feel anything different?

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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.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014

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