A 36-year-old female asked:
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i was on ritalin 120mg day, developed tolerance. now adderall 120mg, but unhelpful & side effects. would focalin (dexmethylphenidate) be better? & what dose comparable?

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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 is best left to the psychiatrist who can evaluate you as it will also need to include weighing tolerance, symptoms and side effects.
Answered on Sep 23, 2016

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