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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of dexmethylphenidate oral.

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11 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/23/2015 7:45:47 AM

Reviewer: dee1974, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Mother of 2 boys on Focolin XR ages 11 & 8. This med has helped both boys focus and seems to be very effective.Both boys began on brand name focolin and had few side effects, 8 yo seemed to chew on things alot such as bottle tops etc, the 11 yo had bouts of loss of appetite. No other side effects boys only took meds during school hours, no weekends or summer and breaks from school. Teachers sa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
6/16/2015 4:23:03 PM

Reviewer: NEBeachBum, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a 19 year old female that has been prescribed every ADHD med there is on the market, I am not kidding. Focalin/dexmethylphenidate is really the last one we hadn't tried. It's potentcy is double the strength of Ritalin and Methylin. Which was the last med I was prescribed before making the switch to the generic Focalin. The FDA suggested max dose is 20mg daily, due to the severity of m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/23/2012 3:01:31 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am able to focus a lot better in school, however the side effects really suck. On this drug I have gone from C's to A's and B's. The side effects that suck personally for me are the stomach cramps and mood swings. When I take the pill I feel like a zombie all day and I'm not very nice to be around. But perhaps results vary from person to person.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
10/31/2008 7:46:50 PM

Reviewer: dj, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i have been taking focalin for a few years and liked it. i changed to the generic brand to save money, but it does not do a thing for me, but give me headaches.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
10/21/2008 4:48:20 PM

Reviewer: Mom of two, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My daughter was prescribed this drug. She took it for two weeks and had two massive seizures, requiring CAT scans, an MRI and EEG. She is 20 years old.

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