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So, I already have focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) but would strattera or Adderall work better?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Good Question

The answer is: maybe, maybe not.
If you are receiving good benefit from focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) then there is no particular reason to change. If you aren't, or if you are having problems with side effects, then it is reasonable to explore other options. As a rule, physicians usually like to stick with a medicine if it is being helpful and well tolerated.

In brief: Good Question

The answer is: maybe, maybe not.
If you are receiving good benefit from focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) then there is no particular reason to change. If you aren't, or if you are having problems with side effects, then it is reasonable to explore other options. As a rule, physicians usually like to stick with a medicine if it is being helpful and well tolerated.
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