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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
10/16/2007 12:55:20 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
BOTH OF MY KIDS TAKE THIS MEDICATION NOW, AFTER ADDERALL GAVE THEM TOO MANY HEADACHES AND MADE MY YOUNGEST SICK. THIS MEDICINE DOES NOT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON THEM. ITS LIKE TAKING NOTHING AT ALL...

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
10/8/2007 12:32:05 PM

Reviewer: 7-12 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
9/27/2007 11:17:18 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Terrible! Doesnt work. Try Adderall.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
9/26/2007 6:19:28 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Newly diagnosed 43-year old mom of 3 with inattentive ADD; was actually having my 5-year old son evaluated for ADHD when my diagnosis was confirmed. Have been taking Focalin xr 5 mg in am and 5 mg pm; seemed to work for the first 2-3 weeks, now not so much. I also seem to be very sensitive to the "ups and downs" effect common with the use of extended release medicines. However, the best ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
9/19/2007 10:59:23 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Its important to note that you should watch the child on focalin, don't medicate so that the child is a zombie. All children need room to act out and learn from experience. Eating was much easier on Focalin than other stimulants, while they'll say they aren't hungry I can at least get them to eat something, ie fruit, cookies, cheese.

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