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Focalin vs Vyvanse

Focalin
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Vyvanse
Other name: Focalin XR Focalin XR
Other name: Lisdexamfetamine Lisdexamfetamine
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for ADHD
4.4
Concern level
3.1
Helpfulness
for ADHD
3.7
Concern level
3.2
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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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Irritability
7
Tics
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Headaches
6
Euphoria
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Addiction
5
Mood Swings
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Aggression
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Withdrawal
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Moody
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Nausea
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Addiction
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Headaches
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Euphoria
6
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5
Mood Swings
3
Nausea
3
Dry Mouth
3
Tics
3
Paranoia
2
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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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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...
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" ...My daughter was on Focalin before changing to Vyvanse. The Focalin didn't help her. I'm glad it's... "

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My daughter had nervous tics with the vyvanse and zoned out...
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" ...actually made the opposite switch from by vyvanse to focalin. My daughter had nervous tics with the vyvanse and zoned out more. ...focalin is appetite. And she adjusted better with changes... "

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10mg XR and I absolutely hate it. Vyvanse worked for me but...
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" ...female with ADHD and my doctor just switched me from vyvanse 30mg to taking focalin 10mg XR and I absolutely hate it. Vyvanse worked for me but would ...but something I could work with...Focalin makes me... "

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nd Vyvanse 20 mg was wonderful, but gave her headaches and m...
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" ...My daughter 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 her a ...Is this common? Should I expect better... "

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

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totally evil for us as well.... but it works for othe...
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" My son has been on Tenex for the past month, and it works well on his vocal and throat-clearing tics from Focalin.... so much so that in ...I check it often).... FYI, Vyvanse was totally evil for us... "

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WE HAD REACTIONS TO THE VYVANSE FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS AND...
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" WE HAD REACTIONS TO THE VYVANSE FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS AND THEY DID RESIDE BUT THEY WERE NOT ...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...
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" 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...
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" ...has been great the doctor recently wanted to switch him to Vyvanse rather than upping the ...switching back becaue the Vyvanse was horrible with horrible side effects and he was doing... "

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was on vyvanse and worked well however he has been switch...
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" 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 ...is a mess he is also on rispiradol and clonodine. I was told... "

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