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Caffeine after focalin (dexmethylphenidate)? Will I get too shaky or jittery?

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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: You could

There is a concern of interaction since both are stimulants.
At the very least space out as much as possible your ingestion of either and speak to your psychiatrist about other strategies if you are unable to give up caffeine.

In brief: You could

There is a concern of interaction since both are stimulants.
At the very least space out as much as possible your ingestion of either and speak to your psychiatrist about other strategies if you are unable to give up caffeine.
Dr. Carlos Barrios
Dr. Carlos Barrios
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Both are central nervous system stimulants.
Either has the potential to cause tremors (shakiness) alone, and when ingested together have a higher chance of causing a side effect of tremors.

In brief: Maybe

Both are central nervous system stimulants.
Either has the potential to cause tremors (shakiness) alone, and when ingested together have a higher chance of causing a side effect of tremors.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Both Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) and caffeine can cause shakiness.
Combining the 2 increases the probability. Try small amounts of coffee or tea to check your tolerance.

In brief: Maybe

Both Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) and caffeine can cause shakiness.
Combining the 2 increases the probability. Try small amounts of coffee or tea to check your tolerance.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Dr. Samuel Miles
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