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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
10/16/2014 1:04:03 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My Son was on Ritalin but by 12:30 it would wear off and he would lose focus. So his doctor suggested Focalin because it is a time release capsule so far so good. Sleep patterns have not changed, he eats like crazy no negative side effects. I hope it stays this way

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
8/21/2014 9:23:19 AM

Reviewer: Sheila, 35-44 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Seem to make no change with my daughter. At time felt like it increased a lost, unattentive child :(

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
7/29/2014 11:36:51 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
first day 10mg took at 2pm noticed at 3pm 6 hrs later wore off I thought xr was time releaced ? I am 34 yo male

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
6/24/2014 4:04:34 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My child has been very anxious and fearful

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
4/17/2014 5:43:53 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My son will be 8yrs old in May. He has been on this medication 8 months. The 1st few months were great. 2 side-effects. Dry mouth and not being able to sleep. A few months ago I began to notice his extreme irritability. He has also developed anxiety and now horrible thoughts of hurting himself. An 8yr old should NOT be having harmful thoughts. I am looking to switch medications, however his docto ... Show Full Comment

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