A 30-year-old member asked:
What are adderall and focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?
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Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Is there a difference between focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and Adderall xr?
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Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
A big difference!: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is the active half or methylphenidate (ritalin). Adderall is a mix of amphetamine salts and of amphetamine isomers. Both can be highly beneficial for treating adhd, but they are different chemicals altogether and may work through slightly different mechanisms. If one doesn't work or has too many side effects, the other may prove better--and it doesn't matter which you try first.
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Last updated Jul 18, 2018
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