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

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Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
6/11/2008 1:04:14 PM

Reviewer: TX Adoptive Mom, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My daughter (now 7 years old) has been using Focalin XR for 2 years now. It has helped greatly with her ADHD. My daughter has severe R.A.D (reactive attachment disorder) and severe O.D.D (oppositional defiant disorder), which is why she continues to have behavior problems at home and school...but since using the Focalin, she is now able to concentrate so she can achieve an education and focus in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
6/5/2008 5:39:13 PM

Reviewer: misti, 7-12 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:
This medicine has been the best my child has taken.He has not had any reactions to it.His grades at school have improved and it has not affected his appetite like the other ones he has tried.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
5/29/2008 9:07:58 AM

Reviewer: rebecca, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
my son is 9yrs.old.andhas been taking this medicine for about a year.It worked great at first but now It wears off to quickly and has been showing signs of aggression and other abnormal behaviors.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
5/22/2008 4:03:17 PM

Reviewer: Elysa816, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have a 7 year old boy with ADHD who I contemplated on putting on meds. ( Being that I have ADD and was on Ritalin when I was in school.... hated it, by the way!) Anyway, he's only been on Focalin XR extended release 5 mgs for three days, but his teacher and I have seen a dramatic changes in his behavior, schoolwork and overall demeanor. I know that it's early, But... his sleeping has als ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
5/17/2008 11:33:39 AM

Reviewer: Randy822, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My 6 year old sons mom authorized the use of this drug despite my wanting to try natural herbal medicines first. Thus far his school work has improved. I question just how many parents out there research natural herbal medicinces and try them first before a chemical drug. That would have been my choice first if I had custody of my son. I think to many parents are just dupped by the medical pro ... Show Full Comment

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