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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
2/19/2014 7:50:33 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My son is 8, very small and very smart. Debilitating ADHD. He has been getting kicked out of daycare slash school since age 2. I tried not to do meds but school insisted. We have tried Concerta, Vyvanse, Ritalin, and now Focalin XR. He is on 20mg in am and 20mg at lunch 5 hrs later. He has tolerated it well and continues to grow. Now they want to up him to 30mg in a.m. and I am extremely worried b ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
2/17/2014 1:19:43 AM

Reviewer: 7-12 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 8 yo took this 1 day and turned manic, hyperactive, was panting, crying, stomach pains, no appetite and we ended up in the ER with chest pains. Never again.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
12/1/2013 8:07:28 AM

Reviewer: confused mom, 7-12 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Thank you for all your reviews. At one point I was wondering if I was alone. My 9 year old son has ADHD and is on the spectrum. I started out with Vvaynse and it was terrible made him angry and then I switched to a non stimulant Intuniv which took over a month to work and I had to up the mg because of his body weight and it still didn't work how I wanted. He was still having behavior out burst ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/22/2013 3:50:40 PM

Reviewer: 3-6 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My five year old started this medicine today. No negative side effects. He eats, sleeps, maybe he seems calmer. Hoping this works for him.

Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
11/11/2013 12:26:15 PM

Reviewer: vb, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
not just focus but clarity. It's easier to make good decisions and see solutions -- I swear, this stuff is so much better than Ritalin/methylphenidate.

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