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my 14 year old

My son who is 14 is adhd.. he has taken vyvannse but I can't afford it.. was wondering about trying medical insurance . Any suggestions.. ## You may want to ask his doctor about having him try Adderall, since it's available as a generic. It is also a stimulant that's used to treat the same conditions. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and weight loss. Does anyone else have any suggestions?


Anyone have a child with history of cardiac problems taking this medication? ## To the mom with the cardiac child and the focalin question --- my child is a high school teen, always been low normal ADHD, but by high school the classes were so hard, the homework SO OVERWHELMING, the days SO LONG, he finally ASKED for some help. We took him in and he was put on focalin. He has had 3 cardiac surgeries. We recently took him in to Stanford hospital and just to be certain it was ok - asked AGAIN, and was re-assured that while it wasn't known for certain ALL THE REASONS it was 100% safe, it has been used for quite some time in patients with cardiac defects (my son's are quite severe) and with no difficulties. He's been on it for a year now with extremely great success. He uses it o...

What is light blue capsule NVR D5

I need to know what this light blue capsule is ## Hello, Goldie! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and they list it as being a 5mg Focalin XR tablet, which is most commonly used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. The FDA warns that it may be habit forming and could cause side effects such as nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with?


My son has been on Focaling regular release for two years, we have never had a problem getting his medicine filled until this past month. Since he was diagnosed at 4 we have tried EVERY other medicine out there but nothing works for him but Focalin. He is finally where he needs to be and is doing well at home and in school. I am not sure what to do, is there any idea when this shortage will be over? He takes 20MG in the monring 15 at lunch and 10 in the afternoon. So our prescription is fairly large. He cannot take the XR because it has to many ups and downs. It is sad that because of the drug abusers that my child who cannot function without this medication cannot get what they need. It makes me SICK that some of these comments are from adults just using this drug to have energy or to ...

generic focalin strengths you can get it

Is there a generic name for focalin in 10mg & 20mg available? If so can CVS pharmacy get it? In the 10 & 20 mg? ## Hello, Twinkle! How are you? The generic name, as listed by the FDA, is Dexmethylphenidate and yes, CVS should be able to get it, in either strength. This medication is classified as a stimulant, so it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, nervousness, insomnia and weight loss. Is there anything else I can help with?

Focalin off Mkt.

Unless mistaken Focalin was removed due to liver damage. ## High mortality and morbidity, And liver necrosis had that sympathetic amines in that Rx had it removed long ago. Anyway, The new deal prodrug drugs, like patches with long active fomulas and more effective.You cannot inject them or swallow them after crushing a patch.. ## Hello, Kim! How are you? No, Focalin is still available in the U.S., it is now classified by the FDA as a schedule 2 drug, due to its abuse potential. Focalin contains the active ingredient Dexmethylphenidate, it is most commonly used to treat ADHD. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, nervousness and weight loss. Is there anything else I can help with?

foccalin ir com

My son is 11now. What is the dosage of foccalin that I should give him daily? Thanks Ly. ## Hello, Lynn! How are you and your son? Focalin is a stimulant that's used to treat conditions, such as ADHD and narcolepsy, it does carry some risks due to its nature, so it should only be given if prescribed by his doctor and then only in the dosage the doctor prescribes. It carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, anorexia, insomnia and nervousness. What dosage does he currently take?

focalin xr dosage change

My son's focalin xr prescription was just increased from 5mg to 10. Could I give him two 5mg capsules safely, or should I just get rid of the remaining 5mg capsules? ## Hello, Angelle! How are you and your son? In theory, it should be okay to do so, since you're not breaking open the capsules, but I would suggest double checking with your pharmacist to be certain. This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, insomnia and anorexia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks! I don't have any other questions right now but I know where to come if I ever have more. ## You are very welcome, I'm happy to help! Have an awesome day!

d on one side 5 other shaped little yellow chalky pill

D on one side little yellow pill 5 on the other- yet the pill is Shaped as A D ## Hello, Scottie! How are you? This is a 5mg Focalin tablet, which is most commonly used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Its most common side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, anorexia and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with?

focalin xr prescription

My son was prescribed Focalin XR 40mg twice a day. He's 23. But having trouble getting it filled. Called the manufacturer, they say there are no back orders on any of the doses. Can't understand why I can't find a pharmacy that carries it. ## Are you actually going to the pharmacies, with the prescription in hand to ask if they have it? If you just call, you won't get an accurate answer, because they have no way of knowing if the person on the phone is a legitimate customer with a need or a potential thief. This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, insomnia and anorexia. ## Yes I went from pharmacy to pharmacy. Also some of the pharmacies called for me. I also called the manufacturer. They said there ...

Focalin and Insurance

As you'll know, I have been paying $600 a month for Focalin because my insurance won't help with script cost. No one on this site was able to help, but through my own research, I finally found the one person in Medicare who researched for a program that helped with Focalin! What a relief. Insurance per month @$48 & script $35...hey, that is wwaaayyy better than $600. Thanks anyway for listening. ## That is great news Thana, thank you for sharing this information. Do you have any details which you could post back so that others with a similar challenge would be able to contact them? Feel free to post a reply or a new discussion if you have anything else to add, or any other questions. ## Why waste money on Focalin when Ritalin is the same thing? It just contains the active as...

drug test and blood tests

I weigh about 180 and took 2 focalin 20 mg xr pills Tuesday. Will i be able to pass my urine or blood test for drugs today?

why is there a shortage for focalin

my grandson has been on this medications and it has helped him so much. We in North Carolina and cannot get this meds what gives? There is no excuse for this shortage. ## Hello, Wanda! How are you? I'm sorry, but the FDA isn't currently listing a shortage for this medication. Who told you that there was one going on? ## There is a shortage of the generic form dexmethylphenidate I have not been able to get it since sept 2013. called express scripts mail order was told this. called my local pharmacy same thing. there is a shortage of ingredients to make it and FDA involved as well. I now have to pay for the higher name brand and will be like this in to march 2014 and maybe llobger ## Hi please see my post on the focalin Shortage there is A LOT of great information on there. ## kin...

ADHD - To the old fashioned mind.

When I grew up in the 50's there were some kids that were slow, smart and in the middle. My 18 year old boy has trouble concentrating, and might not get the best grades in the world, but he is active and happy, and takes out all his hyperactivity in sports. Heis very smart and my friends think I am crazy not to put him on Focalin or other ADHD drugs. Well, then he would have to be on drugs the rest of his life because he will never learn how to deal with the way his mind works. I know when he finds something that really interests him, he will use his inner strength to make it work. I would be afraid that giving him a pill to help him focus would be telling him that he wasn't good enough naturally. Are parents, before they turn to drugs, changing the basics and trying new things ...

focalin and adderal

Is adderal and focalin made out of the same ingredients ## No, they are not. Adderall contains mixed Amphetamine salts. Learn more Adderall details here. And Focalin contains Dexmethylphenidate. Learn more Focalin details here. They are commonly used to treat many of the same conditions, but the active ingredients are different. Have you been switched from one to the other? ## My son is being treated for ADD as was his older brother many years ago. Like his brother, it was trial and error to find a med that didn't produce unwanted emotional side effects. Adderal didn't work for either and now the doctor is suggesting Focalin. Doing my research it appears that Focalin may have more addictive/dependency side effects. True?

focalin instant release

I have been taking focalin 10 mg instant reléase for about two weeks. I have a drug test in about 60 hours. I took my last pill an hour ago. Will the focalin be out of my system by then?? Please help!!!! Thanks

Health Coverage

Does anyone have a problem with Blue Cross/Blue Shield HMO Blue Covering their script? ## So far,I haven't found an insurance that will help with script? still researching. ## i was recently diagnosed with adult adhd and experienced the same problem. My dr wanted to prescribe me Vyvanse b/c I have insomnia w/o taking any meds and most of the stimulants keep you up but Vyvanse wears off around 8 hrs or so. Anyway, blue cross blue shield said I was "too old" to be prescribed the medicine and needed to get a pre-authorization. The pharmacist told me they usually take a long time to approve it. I went back to my pdoc and she gave me Focalin instead. They don't cover this either but the generic was only $45 vs the Vyvanse which was $205. I only took it for one day so far...

focalin & insurance

This month my Focalin dosage was raised to 60mg and I had to pay $609. My insurance won't help at all. Is it worth changing my insurance? ## I have no idea what type of insurance plan you have, nor what others may be available to you. I suggest you do some research and see which plans you can get and what they will cover. ## I have my regular insurance from the school distrist I taught in. And I just turned 65: Medicare won't help either. I am still researching. ## see reply 2 to: Focalin And Insurance ## I have no insurance and pay out of pocket. My doctor prescribed me the generic form of Focalin; dexmethylphenidate and it cost $38.00 out of pocket at CVS. ## go figure

NVR d15

bluish green capsule ## no thanks ## This is a 15mg Focalin XR capsule, it is most commonly used to treat ADHD. Learn more Focalin details here. Side effects may include nausea, headache, irritability, insomnia and anorexia. Are there any questions or comments?

Focalin Emotional Side Effects

My psychiatrist prescribed me Focalin XR 10/mg... the first day was okay, but this week I have felt absolutely crazy- anxiety to the point of sheer panic, worry, overthought... fear. I can't focus on anything except my own racing thoughts, and am worried that I am alienating the people closest to me because I am such an emotional wreck. Has anyone else experienced this and will it go away? ## Just stay calm bro it all starts to straighten out after about a week or 2 if not tell your dr it just might not be the right one for you and they will switch it but pretty much with every new med you will try will be he'll the first week but believe it or not all of a sudden you feel back to normal but just more focused. ## For one full week I was horrible I lost 13 pounds in 1 week couldn...


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