First Day on Focalin XR 20 mg

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Registered: 03-13-2009
First Day on Focalin XR 20 mg
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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 9:35am

I wanted to thank everyone for their input on Focalin XR..and you were right on target.

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Sat, 10-03-2009 - 11:26am
Vyvanse is a 12 hour med, Focalin is an 8 hour med, that is why it is working for a shorter time.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 10-09-2004
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 6:22am
When my DS started Focalin, it took a good 4 days for us to notice a difference. I know they are supposed to be immediate, but that one did seem to take a few days to kick in.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 11:26am
For the focalin, you can also do boosters (more meds) of the plain stuff, not XR, when he comes home from school, for the homework. Because, yeah...we give him the meds about 15 min before he walks to school & hope they last until he gets home.
Megan
Megan
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Registered: 03-25-2008
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 6:35pm

If your doctor recommended Focalin, he/she may be open to trying Concerta. The two meds are very similar, but we found that Concerta lasts much longer.

Michelle