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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.

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

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