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A 42-year-old male asked:

I need some advice on focalin (dexmethylphenidate).

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Focalin (dexmethylphenidate): Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant med we use for ADD and ADHD. It comes as immediate release and extended release (XR). It is a controlled substance as well.
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Focalin (dexmethylphenidate): Please be more specific. Do you want to know about dose, reasons for taking, side effects etc? Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is a stimulant med widely used for ADD/ADHD.
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Specific Question: I would be glad to help but I am not sure what advice you need? Can you submit another question that narrows things down?

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR is no longer effective? Any advice?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
May need to switch.: There are several options available. First option is to switch to a drug of a different class such as adderall. Another option is to get involved in cognitive behavioral therapy specifically designed for add or adhd. Other options are: elavil, norpramin, pamelor, (nortriptyline) tofranil or other tricyclic antidepressants catapres, kapvay, tenex wellbutrin best wishes.

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