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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

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/15/2008 6:22:04 PM

Reviewer: Hopeful Mom, 13-18 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:
My 15-year-old daughter has ADD without hyperactivity. She was a D student prior to taking Focalin XR 20mg, which she has now taken for a year and a half. Now she has almost all A's, organizes her work better, and is much happier. She also takes Neurontin (Gabapentin) which helps with the anxiety side effect. The only downside is her lack of appetite for half the day. Then she's raven ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/4/2008 2:59:18 PM

Reviewer: rooster's mom, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Does great until it wears off then my son get really active just before going to bed and has a hard time going to sleep.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/1/2008 11:53:10 PM

Reviewer: on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My seven year old son has been taking Focalin xr for about 3-4 months now. He doesn't have any of the side effects like he had on other medications. although, it doesn't last as long as it is supposed to , we increased it by 2.5mg. and he seems to be doing just fine in school and when he gets home we can do his homework in no time at all.l

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
1/1/2008 11:07:41 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
We have found this to work well for my 8 year old grandson. Problem he is having is headaches. We give him Jr. Strength Tylenol and it seems to help within 30 minutes or so. No other symptoms at this time...but it has not been two weeks since starting.

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