Focalin XR vs Vyvanse

Focalin XR
(Rx)
Vyvanse
(Rx)
Focalin XR is an ADHD medication.
Vyvanse is an ADHD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.4
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for ADHD
2.7
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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May 26, 2005
February 23, 2007
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
7,102 Discussions
68,367 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
Focalin XR is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
Vyvanse is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Foc
Tics
8
Headaches
7
Loss of Appetite
6
Euphoria
2
Drowsiness
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Dizziness
1
Palpitations
1
Nightmares
1
Tachycardia
1
Vyv
Irritability
7
Headaches
6
Euphoria
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Loss of Appetite
3
Nausea
3
Mood Swings
3
Dry Mouth
2
Tics
2
Paranoia
2
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Focalin XR
Foc
Vyvanse
Vyv
Tics
Foc
Vyv
8
2
Headaches
Foc
Vyv
7
6
Loss of Appetite
Foc
Vyv
6
3
Euphoria
Foc
Vyv
2
5
Drowsiness
Foc
Vyv
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Foc
Vyv
2
5
Dizziness
Foc
Vyv
1
0
Palpitations
Foc
Vyv
1
0
Nightmares
Foc
Vyv
1
0
Tachycardia
Foc
Vyv
1
0
Irritability
Vyv
Foc
7
0
Headaches
Vyv
Foc
6
7
Euphoria
Vyv
Foc
5
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Vyv
Foc
5
2
Loss of Appetite
Vyv
Foc
3
6
Nausea
Vyv
Foc
3
0
Mood Swings
Vyv
Foc
3
0
Dry Mouth
Vyv
Foc
2
0
Tics
Vyv
Foc
2
8
Paranoia
Vyv
Foc
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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C Category C
Before taking Focalin XR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Vyvanse 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 XR and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Vyvanse and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, 30 mg, 35 mg, 40 mg
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 50 mg, 60 mg, 70 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Dexmethylphenidate Hcl
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Focalin XR and Vyvanse: 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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