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(Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder. It is primarily charact...
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Focalin XR
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Vyvanse
Other name: Focalin (Focalin)
Other name: Lisdexamfetamine (Lisdexamfetamine)
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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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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...
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Top Concerns
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Tics
8
Irritability
7
Headaches
7
Mood Swings
4
Aggression
4
Stomach Pain
3
Moody
3
Behavior Problems
3
Euphoria
2
Addiction
2
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Irritability
7
Headaches
6
Addiction
6
Euphoria
5
Withdrawal
4
Nausea
2
Mood Swings
2
Dry Mouth
2
Tics
2
Paranoia
2
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Headaches
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7
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Mood Swings
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4
Dry Mouth
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2
0
Tics
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2
8
Paranoia
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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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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...
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I started using Vyvanse, which was great!! Then I switched...
" ...I switched med. insurance companies after divorcing, and Vyvanse wasn't covered; too expensive for me. My doctor has me on Focalin XR 15mg. which is working out well. At first the only adverse... "

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up way too high. Vyvanse sucked, Focalin XR sucked and I...
" ...far biggest compliant is being so damn tired. I couldn't' take the stimulants, shot blood pressure up way too high. Vyvanse sucked, Focalin XR sucked and I actually liked concerta, but had an... "

Vyvanse can cause mood swings and violent behavior just...
" ...have noticed what Vyvanse can cause mood swings and violent behavior just like the one your son is expliciting. I love... "

didn't work. Focalin XR has been amazing but each person's...
" ...son was a ?monster' on Vyvanse. Even a low dosage didn't work. Focalin XR has been amazing but each person's chemistry... "

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to it I guess. now he's on focalin xr and it works well...
" ...he switched ti vyvanse after that. it worked well, but he eventually grew immune to it I guess. now he's on focalin xr and it works... "

he switched ti vyvanse after that. it worked well, but he...
" ...a while.. it didnt work for him. caused his anxiety to get worse. he switched ti vyvanse after that. it worked well, but he eventually grew immune to it... "

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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... "

So his docter wants to switch him to focalin xr...
" ...Vyvanse 6 months now. It worked wonderfully except he basically quit eating completely. Even his favorite foods. getting half a sandwich down him in a day is an accomplishment. So his docter wants... "

was on vyvanse whichhim made him worse.I had to force the...
" ...was on vyvanse whichhim made him worse.I had to force the Dr. to find something else and he was put on Focalin Xr which is better ...switched him. I would recomend running away from the Vyvanse... "

past few days. He has not experienced any bad side effects...
" ...switched to Vyvanse. We LOVE it!!! He even says he can concentrate better with it. His grades have come up just within the past few days. He has not experienced any bad side effects and sleeping... "

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