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What exactly is inside the prescription drug "focalin"?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)
Dexmethylphenidate, a form of Methylphenidate group of stimulants.

In brief: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)
Dexmethylphenidate, a form of Methylphenidate group of stimulants.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree
In brief: Dexmethylphenidate
That long word means it's the right side of the methylphenidate molecule, the molecule of ritalin, concerta, and other brand names.
It was hoped that deleting the inactive left side would minimize side effects. The dose is half that of ritalin. Onset of action of Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr is 1/2 hour and it lasts for about 10-12 hours. Plain Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) lasts 4-6 hours.

In brief: Dexmethylphenidate
That long word means it's the right side of the methylphenidate molecule, the molecule of ritalin, concerta, and other brand names.
It was hoped that deleting the inactive left side would minimize side effects. The dose is half that of ritalin. Onset of action of Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr is 1/2 hour and it lasts for about 10-12 hours. Plain Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) lasts 4-6 hours.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
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In brief: Dexmethylphenidate
It is a stimulant similar to methylphenidate (ritalin).

In brief: Dexmethylphenidate
It is a stimulant similar to methylphenidate (ritalin).
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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