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I need your expertise, is 80mg of focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR to much?

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In brief: No

Dexmethylphenidate has a 4-6 hour duration of effect (a long-acting formulation, Focalin XR, which spans 12 hours is also available & has been shown to be as effective.
It has also been demonstrated to reduce the symptoms of childhood ADHD,[12] & ADHD in adults.] Typical daily doses of dexmethylphenidate are around 20-40 mg for children & 40–60 mg for adults. A maximum of 80 mg can tolerated.

In brief: No

Dexmethylphenidate has a 4-6 hour duration of effect (a long-acting formulation, Focalin XR, which spans 12 hours is also available & has been shown to be as effective.
It has also been demonstrated to reduce the symptoms of childhood ADHD,[12] & ADHD in adults.] Typical daily doses of dexmethylphenidate are around 20-40 mg for children & 40–60 mg for adults. A maximum of 80 mg can tolerated.
Dr. Humberto Quintana
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Dr. Samuel Bayles
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Dose

i believe that 80mg is too high a dose to be well tolerated and safe.
i would not prescribe a dose that high. i would also be surprised that an insurer/medicaid/medicaire would pay for such a large dose.

In brief: Dose

i believe that 80mg is too high a dose to be well tolerated and safe.
i would not prescribe a dose that high. i would also be surprised that an insurer/medicaid/medicaire would pay for such a large dose.
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Dr. Samuel Bayles
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