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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
2/20/2008 11:38:50 AM

Reviewer: busymom37, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My four year old son was getting in trouble EVERY day at pre-school/day care. He was hitting, pinching, spitting, not minding, disrupting class, etc. After several sessions with a counselor, we decided that medication was necessary. He started on Focalin XR in December and has shown great improvement. He is on 5mg, once a day. As for side effects, he lost one pound the first month, but gained ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/11/2008 2:53:17 AM

Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
well i was on focalin XR and the only problem was the crash and a little bit of jitteryness, so i told my doc an she sai try vyvanse which is 12 hour pill and i'm taking 50mg of that but it brings me down an a little doppy, just wish then could make a focalin with out the crash =)

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/10/2008 7:33:03 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My 6 year old son started this medication approx. 4 weeks ago. He is performing much better at school, making all A's. However, there are a few side affects that we have noticed that aren't listed on the drug info sheet. Such as, moodiness and constipation. He eats and sleeps well, has not lost any weight so far. However, he does have to take Miralax daily for constipation. Hoping th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/4/2008 3:29:42 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 8 yr old son started taking this medication about 3 weeks ago. He is doing great on it. We decided to switch him from Strattera because of his not eating. He is a very small 8 yr old, about 45 pounds. Since switching to Focalin XR, I can't seem to keep enough food in the house. Very excited about this drug not giving him the side effects that all the others had. This med also does not ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/27/2008 10:17:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Our daughter is almost 7, she started taking focalin xr in November. Started with 5mg now on 10mg. Is doing much better, not acting up in class as much, when she gets upset , she is much easier to calm down. Is much more focused on things she is doing, She can not swollow the pills, so we open them and sprinkle over a spoon full of chocolate pudding. At first we even had a problem getting her t ... Show Full Comment

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