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Concerta vs. Focalin for ADHD

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Concerta

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Other Names: Ritalin   Ritalin LA   Metadate   Metadate CD   Ritalin SR

Focalin

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 75,212 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 16,269 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le... Read more on Wikipedia
Dexmethylphenidate, otherwise known as d-threo-methylphenidate (D-TMP), is the dextrorotatory enantiomer of methylphenidate. It is a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) and releasing agent and thus a psychostimulant, which affects the... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Jescica
August 18, 2014
Jescica wrote
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My 8 year old daughter's dose was just increased Friday 9/5. Today, she has huge bald spots all over her beautiful head. I didn't even know tov watch for this. She was increased from 17mg to 35mg a day, Extended Release. I need some info and guidance on this. THIS IS CRAZY!!!
Dawn  |  September 8, 2014
We are giving concerta 27 mg for our child. Work for him to certain extent.

meela  |  September 5, 2014
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By Stephen C
November 2, 2013
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By jt2013
October 15, 2013
jt2013 wrote
Concerta side effects/ crash
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By concerta two children on 54 and two on 36
September 17, 2013
concerta two children on 54 and two on 36 wrote
Concerta has worked well, although, it has been years and now children are a bit aggressive as bipol
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By DW
September 10, 2013
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Concerta, Alcohol, Black out
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What patients are saying about Concerta vs. Focalin

2,996 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
better with focalin. So far it's been great. One pill at...
...fine, he had horrible insomnia and the doctor said the side effects were better with focalin. So far it's been great. One pill at 630am last till about 4:00. He takes 15mg XR. I write this because...
I am more satisfied with the Focalin. My son states...
...effects, overall I am more satisfied with the Focalin. My son states ...drugs he has tried-Straterra, Concerta 54 mg and Vyvance 10 mg. There was often a noticeable irritable time in the eveni...
I do get irritable on the concerta, yet I don't really pay...
...well. Concerta and focalin work pretty equally but I do get irritable on the concerta, yet I don't...
focalin a day and were taking concerta 54 ( x 2) and that...
...you take one 20mg of focalin a day and were taking concerta 54...
all. The Concerta works the best for him and the Focalin...
...taking nothing at all. The Concerta works the best for him and the Focalin helps in the afternoon with...
has done MUCH better on Concerta than Focalin. The amount...
...son has done MUCH better on Concerta than Focalin. The amount of Focalin he had to take to make any difference in his behavior ...grouchy. With the Concerta XR, he seem...
took focalin and concerta and had horrible side effects. i...
...mph you mean ritalin types...i took focalin and concerta and had horrible side effects. i never tried reversing...
Concerta and Quillivant successfully. A bad experience with...
...Concerta and Quillivant successfully. A bad experience with one does not mean you'll have a bad experience with all stimulants necessarily. Talk with the prescribing doc about...
adderal, focalin, and concerta had bad side effects such as...
...I was diagnosed with a.d.h.d. stimulants such as adderal, focalin, and concerta had bad side effects such as headaches(and making them worse and more often). I have a scrip for...
Well I switched ds to Focalin on Saturday. His appetite...
...I switched ds to Focalin on Saturday. His ...Increase the Focalin dose, or go back to Concerta and change the Topamax ...migraine med... We'll see. He can't tolerate both the Concerta and ...
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