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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder. It is primarily charact...
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Focalin
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Vyvanse
Other name: Focalin XR (Focalin XR)
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
7
Irritability
7
Headaches
6
Euphoria
5
Addiction
5
Mood Swings
4
Aggression
3
Withdrawal
3
Moody
3
Nausea
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Irritability
8
Headaches
7
Addiction
6
Euphoria
6
Withdrawal
5
Nausea
3
Mood Swings
3
Dry Mouth
3
Tics
3
Paranoia
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Addiction
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Mood Swings
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4
Dry Mouth
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0
Tics
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Foc
3
7
Paranoia
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About Focalin
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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About Vyvanse
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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on Focalin before changing to Vyvanse. The Focalin didn't...
" ...daughter was on Focalin before changing to Vyvanse. The Focalin didn't help her. I'm glad it's... "

My daughter had nervous tics with the vyvanse and zoned out...
" ...the opposite switch from by vyvanse to focalin. My daughter had nervous tics with the vyvanse and zoned ...appetite. And she adjusted better with changes in the focalin increase th... "

and Vyvanse 20 mg was wonderful, but gave her headaches and...
" ...is on the medication roller coaster. After Ritalin LA 20 mg failed to work and Vyvanse 20 mg was wonderful, but gave her headaches and made ...Is this common? Should I expect better from the f... "

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tried Vyvanse and had similar problems, particularly...
" ...husband tried Vyvanse and had similar problems, particularly the zombie ...husband now takes Focalin. It is my understanding from our family psychiatist that most meds works differently for eac... "

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was totally evil for us as well.... but it works for...
" ...and it works well on his vocal and throat-clearing tics from Focalin.... so much so that ...I check it often).... FYI, Vyvanse was totally evil for us as well.... but it works for others.... "

WE HAD REACTIONS TO THE VYVANSE FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS AND...
" WE HAD REACTIONS TO THE VYVANSE FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS AND THEY DID RESIDE ...HE IS 10. I WOULD DEFINATLY CALL THE DOCS OFFICE WE DID HORRIBLE ON FOCALIN SO WE MOVED TO VYVANCE AND SO FAR SO GOOD... "

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and fixed it by switching TO Vyvanse. What it comes down to...
" We had the same problem with Focalin, and fixed it by switching TO Vyvanse. What it comes down to is you may have to mess with dosages... "

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becaue the Vyvanse was horrible with horrible side effects...
" ...been great the doctor recently wanted to switch him to Vyvanse rather than upping ...back becaue the Vyvanse was horrible with horrible side effects and he was doing great origi... "

was on vyvanse and worked well however he has been switch...
" My son was on vyvanse and worked well however he has been switch to focalin and works better dose too low only 40mg he did better on 60 ...a mess he is also on rispiradol and clonodine. I was told... "

then we switched to Vyvanse and they went away. I called...
" ...you: my son started having a tic when was on Focalin, then we switched to Vyvanse and they went away. I called my son's doctor when he started... "

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