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Focalin

Dexmethylphenidate Hcl
Dexmethylphenidate is a stimulant that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dexmethylphenidate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Dexmethylphenidate Hcl
DRUG TYPE
Attention Disorders

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Frequently Asked Questions

Stimulants have caused stroke, heart attack, and sudden death in people with high blood pressure, heart disease, or a heart defect.

Dexmethylphenidate may cause new or worsening psychosis (unusual thoughts or behavior), especially if you have a history of depression, mental illness, or bipolar disorder.

Call your doctor right away if you have: signs of heart problems--chest pain, feeling light-headed or short of breath; or signs of psychosis--paranoia, aggression, new thought or behavior problems, seeing or hearing things that are not real.

Dexmethylphenidate may be habit-forming. Tell your doctor if you have a history of drug or alcohol addiction. Keep the medication where others cannot get to it.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Focalin Tablet 5 Mg10 Mg2.5 Mg
Focalin XR Capsule ER Biphasic 50-50 10 Mg35 Mg30 Mg25 Mg40 Mg15 Mg5 Mg20 Mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Dexmethylphenidate Hcl Er Capsule ER Biphasic 50-50 10 Mg35 Mg25 Mg15 Mg20 Mg30 Mg5 Mg40 Mg
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride Tablet 5 Mg10 Mg2.5 Mg
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride ER Capsule ER Biphasic 50-50 15 Mg25 Mg40 Mg20 Mg5 Mg10 Mg30 Mg35 Mg