Concerta vs Focalin

Concerta
(Rx)
Focalin
(Rx)
Concerta is an ADHD medication.
Focalin is an ADHD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.8
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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August 1, 2000
November 13, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
90,274 Discussions
19,505 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Inattentive
Concerta is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
Focalin is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Con
Headaches
8
Irritability
7
Tics
6
Loss of Appetite
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Nausea
3
Euphoria
3
Drowsiness
3
Stomach Pain
2
Paranoia
2
Foc
Tics
8
Irritability
8
Headaches
6
Addiction
5
Euphoria
5
Loss of Appetite
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Nausea
2
Stomach Pain
2
Seizures
2
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Concerta
Con
Focalin
Foc
Headaches
Con
Foc
8
6
Irritability
Con
Foc
7
8
Tics
Con
Foc
6
8
Loss of Appetite
Con
Foc
5
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Con
Foc
4
3
Nausea
Con
Foc
3
2
Euphoria
Con
Foc
3
5
Drowsiness
Con
Foc
3
0
Stomach Pain
Con
Foc
2
2
Paranoia
Con
Foc
2
0
Tics
Foc
Con
8
6
Irritability
Foc
Con
8
7
Headaches
Foc
Con
6
8
Addiction
Foc
Con
5
0
Euphoria
Foc
Con
5
3
Loss of Appetite
Foc
Con
4
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
Foc
Con
3
4
Nausea
Foc
Con
2
3
Stomach Pain
Foc
Con
2
2
Seizures
Foc
Con
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Focalin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Focalin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg, 54 mg
Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Food Instructions
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Do not consume alcohol when taking methylphenidate as it may increase methylphenidate's toxicity.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Methylphenidate
Dexmethylphenidate Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Concerta and Focalin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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