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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Focalin Oral.

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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/12/2012 10:26:40 AM

Reviewer: Kimmy, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My 5 year old son has been taking Focalin 5mg.(ADHD) for about a month...It seems to be working, he is still agressive but it helps him in school and over all. His doctor recommened he take Melatonin for his insomnia, and that has helped him so much. He does'nt wake up crying anymore or wetting his bed.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
10/15/2012 7:46:10 AM

Reviewer: katie123, Female (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My 13 yr old son has been taking this for a month. However the last two weeks he has been having major sleep issues. Pharmacist told me when I was looking for melatonin that while most a.d.d. meds "feel" like they are worn off they are still in your system and can cause sleep issues. Going to call pediatrician today. Maybe what some of these kids with high energy levels need are sports/ ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
7/23/2012 6:58:10 PM

Reviewer: chezka12, 7-12 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am 10years old. I have been taking Focalin my grades improved to all A and one B+. the only thing that I have are those horribles ticks. I act like I have turret syndrome. What medications should I take to eliminate or at least decrease these horribles ticks. Thank-you

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
6/13/2012 8:21:45 AM

Reviewer: 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:

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
5/8/2012 11:14:57 PM

Reviewer: Lydia, 7-12 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My son is 8 y/o has been taking Focalin 5mg for about a year. It makes him like a zombie he sits and stares out the door all day long until it wears off. The medication last 10-12 hours. I gave him the medication at 7am and it started wearing off at around 5 oclock pm. He would not eat or drink anything. He often complains of his stomach hurting and nausea. I feel like this is abuse to our childre ... Show Full Comment

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