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How effective is the ADHD med focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Highly

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is the active half of methylphenidate (ritalin), so it is twice as potent as the latter. But it still is a stimulant, with same side effects and benefits.
With well-diagnosed individuals with adhd, it should be effective and tolerated about 65% of the time (as are all stimulants). It lasts 10-12 hours with a single morning dose.

In brief: Highly

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is the active half of methylphenidate (ritalin), so it is twice as potent as the latter. But it still is a stimulant, with same side effects and benefits.
With well-diagnosed individuals with adhd, it should be effective and tolerated about 65% of the time (as are all stimulants). It lasts 10-12 hours with a single morning dose.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Focalin-XR

Is a form of methylphenidate group of stimulants.
Works well when Ritalin seems ineffective for some.

In brief: Focalin-XR

Is a form of methylphenidate group of stimulants.
Works well when Ritalin seems ineffective for some.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)

I agree with dr. Elliott since he gave same answer.

In brief: Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)

I agree with dr. Elliott since he gave same answer.
Dr. Alan Ali
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