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Focalin XR vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

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Focalin XR

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Other Names: Focalin   Dexmethylphenidate

Vyvanse

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Other Names: Lisdexamfetamine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 47,683 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Taken For: ADHD ADD
Taken For: ADHD ADD
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
Lisdexamphetamine (L-lysine-D-amphetamine sold as Vyvanse) is a psychostimulant prodrug of the substituted phenethylamine and substituted amphetamine chemical classes. Its molecular structure consists of dextroamphetamine coupled with the es... Read more on Wikipedia
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By LostandFound
February 28, 2014
LostandFound wrote
Vyvnase Destoyed my Life -But I'm Coming Back Now
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I totally agree and symphathize. I loved vyvanse for weight loss and long, energy filled days. However, being bipolar schizoeffective, this only made mania HORRIBLE. Thanks for your story.
Shell  |  March 21, 2014
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By April
December 13, 2013
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on vyvanse for MS
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By brit
October 13, 2013
brit wrote
vyvanse 70mg and Terrible ACNE
That makes total sense why I've been breaking out so bad!! It's not like little pimples either they are huge and get infected!! I'm actual about to switch to Ritalin sr? My insurance won't pay for the high doses of vyvanse!! I don't feel like I'm taking anything when I take vyvanse even at 80 mg I can't get anything done and all I want to do is sleep!!
Megan  |  March 28, 2014
have you tried the pill doxycycline and teh cream retinA, they worked wonders for me.
Quinn  |  March 7, 2014
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What patients are saying about Focalin XR vs. Vyvanse

541 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
off by mid day. Our Psych is having us change to Vyvanse...
...son has been on Focalin XR 10 mg for about 10 weeks. It started off great! But now it has completely worn off by mid day. Our Psych is having us change to Vyvanse 30 mg, i...
grade and was taking 10mg Focalin XR. Decided to switch to...
...XR to Vyvanse My daughter was complaining ...5th grade and was taking 10mg Focalin XR. Decided to switch to Vyvanse because of the crash/rebound she ...Stared off with 40mg Vyvanse. Firs...
tell me about your experience with vyvanse or with both in...
...duration of action I was interested in switching from focalin xr to vyvanse but my one concern was that the vyvanse halflife might be too ...me about your experience with vyvanse or with both...
vyvanse.  switched to focalin xr-still inattentive at...
vyvanse focalin...now what We have an ...inattentive type.  Had a manic reaction-up for 3 days-on vyvanse.  switched to focalin xr-still inattentive at school ...Teacher complains he is inattent...
his switch to vyvanse from focalin xr. Anybody had this...
...vyvanse ?? Hi just joined here. So relieved to see we are not alone in this! Son diagnosed with adhd, mainly inattentive. ...coincides with his switch to vyvanse from focalin xr. Anybody had thi...
just switched from Focalin XR to Vyvanse. The Focalin made...
...has been diagnosed ADD and takes medication. Just remember when you start the meds the first one does not always work. We just switched from Focalin XR to Vyvanse. The Focalin made my son lik...
switching to vyvanse from focalin xr. I have a thread...
...vyvanse from focalin xr. ...vyvanse. My initial dose was 30mg the first two days, then 60mgI the last three days. Some background info on myself: ADD-PI, usually tired and unmotivated. I rea...
switching to vyvanse from focalin xr. I have a thread...
...vyvanse from focalin xr. ...vyvanse. My initial dose was 30mg the first two days, then 60mgI the last three days. Some background info on myself: ADD-PI, usually tired and unmotivated. \ \ I r...
swithed to Vyvanse from Focalin XR, her doctor prescribed...
...right med is a trial and error process. When my daughter swithed to Vyvanse from Focalin XR, her doctor prescribed 60mg pills for her. I started by giving her one...
(that I filled 2 weeks before we switched him to Vyvanse...
...vary state by state- I'm looking at my son's Focalin XR bottle (that I filled 2 weeks before we switched him to Vyvanse ) and it's 1 pill twice a day- and...
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