Is focaline XR a better choice than Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr?

Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) Focali belongs to the methylphenidate group of stimulants. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) belongs to the amphetamine group of stimulants. Both are efficacious for attention deficit .
It depends. Studies done with children with adhd have shown that about 80% of kids will respond to either the methylphenidate-type of stimulants like Ritalin & Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) or the amphetamine-type like dexadrine & adderall. But the 80% do not respond to both. Some respond better to one or the other. Often, it requires a little trial and error on the part of the physician as it isn't possible to predict response.

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