Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin) as a Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin)

Dexmethylphenidate is a mild stimulant medication that helps control behaviors and improve focus by elevating levels of chemicals naturally found in the brain. Dexmethylphenidate is the generic name of the drug also sold under the brand name Focalin. Dexmethylphenidate or Focalin is often prescribed to manage the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, including impulsivity. Dexmethylphenidate helps people with ADHD sit still and quietly and helps them to pay attention. Focalin can be prescribed to treat ADHD in children age 6 years old and older, and is most often used in combination with therapy and other treatments as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Did great on Focalin just bad neurological side effects.5/6/2011 at 03:14 AM
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After 3 weeks, increased anxiety, weepiness and depression10/25/2010 at 09:26 PM
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Last updated on Oct 03 2011 at 03:39
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