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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
3/20/2008 1:03:38 PM

Reviewer: mother of 3 soon to be 4!, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My 7 year old son has been on this medicine for about 1 month 10mg. we have to put it in applesauce because he cannot swallow the pill, however it was convenient and it does not have bad taste. My son was going to be held back in the 1st grade if he did not show any improvement fast. And this medicine is working very well he can pay attention and actually can sit still to do his work, his teacher ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
3/16/2008 11:38:23 PM

Reviewer: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111, 13-18 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: 3

Comment:
I'm 15 nearly 16 male and I changed from concerta because it caused me to have irregular hearbeats - which are never good. Before concerta i took ritalin but I can't take meds twice a day at my highschool. The medication does what it says i can sit still and get things done but i lack all personality and it really hinders my social life and it seems to amplify my sleeping problems. I now u ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
3/11/2008 1:26:26 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My 9 yr old grandson started the Focalin XR, 10 mg x 1/day, two weeks ago. To-date, we've not seen any markable change -- but neither have we seen any adverse side-effects.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/26/2008 10:09:07 PM

Reviewer: Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My teenager was able to eat more and stopped losing weight like he did with Concerta. I think Concerta helped more with the ADHD symptoms, but considering the side effects, overall I am more satisfied with the Focalin. My son states he likes the Focalin 20 mg the best out of all the other drugs he has tried-Straterra, Concerta 54 mg and Vyvance 10 mg. There was often a noticeable irritable time ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/26/2008 12:41:13 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
my son is 10, this has helped him focus at school.He takes 20mg every morning for the past 2 months.We have tried 4 other meds and this by far is the best.he has his appetite back and is gaining weight.

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