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Doctor insights on: Is Focalin Dexmethylphenidate An Narcotic

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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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What are Adderall and focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

What are Adderall and focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

The difference: Adderall contains 75% of the effective (dextro) isomers of amphetamine, while Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is dextro-methylphenidate (only the right-handed, or active molecule of adderall). Adderall is a mixture of amphetamine salts, 3-1 effective to non-effective levo (or left-handed molecules). Dextroamphetamine contains only the effective stereoisomer of amphetamine, and has fewer side effects. ...Read more

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What to do to go to sleep after focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

What to do to go to sleep after focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

Please discuss this: With your prescribing provider. Use good sleep hygiene ; considers options like melatonin.Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, >. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink coffee when taking 40mg focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

Is it ok to drink coffee when taking 40mg focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

Yes.: Stay consistent with an effective Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) dose. Drink coffee in limited quantities. Both are stimulants. If it feels like too much, then it is -- so reduce one or the other (probably best to just switch to decaf). If you have no symptoms, there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Can I mail focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) since it's a controlled substance?

Can I mail focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) since it's a controlled substance?

Yes.: Stimulants are mailed by pharmacies all the time. If you have a prescription for the stimulant and a legitimate reason to be mailing it, you should be fine. One problem people have encountered is ordering stimulants from canada. They can be intercepted with possible penalties to the individual. ...Read more

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Can focalin (dexmethylphenidate) cause a 5 year old to stop potty training?

Can focalin (dexmethylphenidate) cause a 5 year old to stop potty training?

No: If you are having problems with daytime accidents at age 5, you should discuss with your md if evaluation by pediatic psychologist is warranted. ...Read more

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Can i take focalin (dexmethylphenidate) in the morning and Adderall later on in the day?

Can i take focalin (dexmethylphenidate) in the morning and Adderall later on in the day?

Better combination: You could use that combination. However another consideration would use Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) Xr in the morning and short acting methylphenidate, a related medication in the afternoon. ...Read more

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Can focalin (dexmethylphenidate) cause a 5 year old to revert back and forget potty training?

Possibly: Any stress can cause a regression, many medications have side effects and a more detailed discussion would be important to determine if the regression is related to the med or possibly something else. At 5 there might be a number of things that might cause a regression in potty training. Need to rule out a uriunary tract infection. See your pediatrician or Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) prescriber. ...Read more