Focalin Xr

Active Ingredient(s): Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride
FDA Approved: * May 26, 2005
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: ADD / ADHD

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Focalin Xr Overview

Dexmethylphenidate, sold under the brand name Focalin among others, is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in those over the age of five years.[3] If no benefit is seen after four weeks it is reasonable to discontinue its use.[3] It is taken by mouth.[3] The immediate release formulation lasts up to five hours while the extended release formulation lasts up to twelve hours.[4] Common side ef...

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Focalin XR dose for a 6 year old

What is the usual dose in mg for a 6 year old? ## Hi Jeanne, As a psychotherapist and a holistic practitioner and the mother of two toddlers I wan to reply to your comment from a different angle. I am guessing that asking about Focolin Xr for your 6 year old has tod do with being told he/she has ADHD. If so, please be careful about giving such powerful drug to a child. The medical community still does not know the long term effects of many of these drugs on the brains of children. In fact, the whole diagnosis of ADHD and ADD is questionable. There could be many other factors attributing to your child's symptoms and I would want to encourage you to look into those other areas and see if you can help your child with out turning to drugs right away. I am a strong advocate of keeping ou...

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yellow teeth

my 6 year old has been on focolin XR for 2 years now she has lost 3 baby teeth and all her adult teeth so far have had thick yellow stains is it the folcolin? ## i have a yellow teeth from childhood, pl. suggest me any paste / medicine to get white and healthy teeth

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 25mg, 30mg, 35mg, 40mg, 5mg
  • Tablet: 10mg, 2.5mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Focalin Xr: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0430 Focalin XR 5 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0431 24 Hr Focalin 10 mg Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0432 Focalin XR 20 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0433 Focalin XR 30 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0434 24 Hr Focalin 40 mg Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0493 Focalin XR 15 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0608 24 Hr Focalin 25 mg Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0609 24 Hr Focalin 35 mg Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 16590-649 Focalin XR 15 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC

Other drugs which contain Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride or a similar ingredient: (3 results)