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Adderall 46,016 Ritalin 38,655 Concerta 21,813
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Concerta vs Focalin

Concerta
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Focalin
Other name: Ritalin (Ritalin)
Other name: Focalin XR (Focalin XR)
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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better with focalin. So far it's been great. One pill at...
" ...because even though the concerta worked 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 ...He takes 15mg XR. I... "

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I am more satisfied with the Focalin. My son states...
" ...side effects, overall I am more satisfied with the Focalin. My son states he ...drugs he has tried-Straterra, Concerta 54 mg and Vyvance 10 mg. There was often a noticeable irritable time in the... "

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but I do get irritable on the concerta, yet I don't really...
" ...as well. Concerta and focalin work pretty equally but I do get irritable on the concerta, yet I don't... "

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calin a day and were taking concerta 54 ( x 2) and that th...
" ...so your saying you take one 20mg of focalin a day and were taking concerta 54 ( x 2) ...and longer than concerta? I find focalin good but doesn't... "

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...
" My son has done MUCH better on Concerta than Focalin. The amount of Focalin he had to take to make any difference in his behavior ended ...lethargic and grouchy. With the... "

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ld has been on 18mg concerta for 8 months, it worked great...
" changing concerta to focalin my 10 year old has been on 18mg concerta for 8 months, it worked great until now, back to ...focalin, wondering if i should change to or just... "

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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...
" My son had the same reaction to Focalin, but has taken both Concerta and Quillivant successfully. A bad experience with one does not mean you'll have a bad experience with all... "

adderal, focalin, and concerta had bad side effects such as...
" I get chronic migraines. When 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... "

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