What is the street name of Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride?
Asked by Callie Morocco 3 months ago.
Focalin is the brand name. It's not a street drug. But it's a mild stimulant. You can call it speed if you want to. Answered by Glynis Lamping 3 months ago.
Dexmethylphenidate Brand Names Answered by James Elerick 3 months ago.
Generic name is Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride and the brand name is Focalin --------------------------------------... Why is Focalin prescribed? Focalin is a mild central nervous system stimulant used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. The drug is a modified version of Ritalin (a common medication for attention disorders) and contains only the most active component of Ritalin. Because of this special formulation, the usual dose of Focalin is half the amount of the Ritalin dose. Focalin should be given as part of a total treatment program that includes psychological, educational, and social measures. Symptoms of attention deficit disorders include continual problems with moderate to severe distractibility, short attention span, hyperactivity, emotional changeability, and impulsiveness. --------------------------------------... Answered by Celestine Barges 3 months ago.
What's the difference between Dexmethylphenidate (2.5mg) and Ritalin?
I just want to make sure about the differences in the two drugs (Dexmethylphenidate 2.5mg and Ritalin). My daughter has ADHD and just need to know what EXACTLY I'm giving here... Thanks
Asked by Henry Derobertis 3 months ago.
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) has 2 identical chemical forms (enantiomer): the d- and l-enantiomers. The d- stands for dextro or dextr (right) and the l- stands for lev or levo (left). This just basically tells you which way they rotate light. So dexmethylphenidate is the d-enantiomer of ritalin, just the more pharmacologically active enantiomer. To give you some evidence that they are virtually the same, here is a head to head study that was done of the two drugs. A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride and d,l-threo-Methylphenidate Hydrochloride in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride (d-MPH, FocalinTM) for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and to test an a priori hypothesis that d-MPH would have a longer duration of action than d,l-threo-methylphenidate (d,l-MPH). Conclusions: For the treatment of ADHD, an average titrated dose of 18.25 mg/day of d-MPH is as efficacious and safe as an average titrated dose of 32.14 mg/day of d,l-MPH. Both active treatments have large effect sizes. Thus, d-MPH and d,l-MPH appear to provide similar efficacy, and d-MPH may have longer duration of action after twice-daily dosing, but additional studies are needed to determine the statistical and clinical significance of this possibility. Hope this helps! Answered by Shawn Steitzer 3 months ago.
Not an answer, but a follow-up for Laan: The 2004 study concludes, "d-MPH may have longer duration of action after twice-daily dosing..." Do you know if the duration has been studied and the results published? Thanks! Answered by Hollie Matot 3 months ago.
How to calculate the onset and offset of a chemical medicine that is XR?
it is an XR CAPSULE
Asked by Jerrold Guckes 3 months ago.
Focalin™ XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules is an extended-release formulation of dexmethylphenidate with a bi-modal release profile. Focalin™ XR uses the proprietary SODAS® (Spheroidal Oral Drug Absorption System) technology. Each bead-filled Focalin XR capsule contains half the dose as immediate-release beads and half as enteric-coated, delayed-release beads, thus providing an immediate release of dexmethylphenidate and a second delayed release of dexmethylphenidate. Focalin XR 5, 10, and 20 mg capsules provide in a single dose the same amount of dexmethylphenidate as dosages of 2.5, 5, or 10 mg of Focalin™ tablets given b.i.d. Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride, the d-threo enantiomer of racemic methylphenidate hydrochloride, is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride is methyl (alpha)-phenyl-2-piperidineacetate hydrochloride, (R,R')-(+)-. Its empirical formula is C 14 H 19 NO 2 ·HCl. Its molecular weight is 269.77 and its structural formula is Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride is a white to off white powder. Its solutions are acid to litmus. It is freely soluble in water and in methanol, soluble in alcohol, and slightly soluble in chloroform and in acetone. Inactive ingredients: ammonio methacrylate copolymer, FD&C Blue #2 (5 mg strength), FDA/E172 yellow iron oxide (10 mg strength), gelatin, ink Tan SW-8010, methacrylic acid copolymer, polyethylene glycol, sugar spheres, talc, titanium dioxide, and triethyl citrate. CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Pharmacodynamics Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride, the active ingredient in Focalin™ XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules, is a central nervous system stimulant. Dexmethylphenidate, the more pharmacologically active d -enantiomer of racemic methylphenidate, is thought to block the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine into the presynaptic neuron and increase the release of these monoamines into the extraneuronal space. The mode of therapeutic action in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not known. Answered by Ramon Orum 3 months ago.
Focalin Side Effects?
Me... 25 yrs old asian medical student recently (1 months ago) diagnosed with ADHD currently taking Focalin. Had doctor prescribe me 2.5 mg Focalin so I can take it when ever I need to. Normally I don't take more than 6 tablets a day (12.5 mg) Are these side effects? I can't find it anywhere...
Asked by Raymond Sargeant 3 months ago.
Me... 25 yrs old asian medical student recently (1 months ago) diagnosed with ADHD currently taking Focalin. Had doctor prescribe me 2.5 mg Focalin so I can take it when ever I need to. Normally I don't take more than 6 tablets a day (12.5 mg) Are these side effects? I can't find it anywhere on online. Numbness sensation on my left inner border scapula (sensation is not to a point where it to kill me or bother me at all, but just worried) Also, sometims.. I get this numbness on my 4th and 5th left digits.... seems like it has something to do with my ulnar nerve? Besides, those, Focalin works great for me... no GI symptoms, etc.. no headaches.. etc.. Anyway, are they really side effects? Does it have to do with my heart? BP is normal. Should I tell my doctor to switch me off to different meds? Really appreaciate for you helps. Thanks in advance. Answered by Ty Aita 3 months ago.
Focalin Side Effects Answered by Carley Halferty 3 months ago.
I have a focalin pill but i dont no how many millagrams it is.?
its little and circular and yellow and has 93 on one side and 5276 on the other. i dont know if that means anything just thought i would see if anyone knew before i take it cuz i already took one but i wanna take another.
Asked by Tamatha Bandulin 3 months ago.
Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride Strength is 5mg. Answered by Noble Vandegrift 3 months ago.
Has Focalin damaged your child's heart?
My daughter had an ECG two years ago to make sure everything was ok with her heart before beginning ADHD medication. The ECG was normal. She has now started having symptoms and we had another ECG. It showed Frequent Premature Atrial Contractions and a Right Bundle Branch Block. We now have to see the...
Asked by Shery Incorvaia 3 months ago.
My daughter had an ECG two years ago to make sure everything was ok with her heart before beginning ADHD medication. The ECG was normal. She has now started having symptoms and we had another ECG. It showed Frequent Premature Atrial Contractions and a Right Bundle Branch Block. We now have to see the Cardiologist and have more tests to find out what is causing this. I am of course really worried. I am also wondering if Focalin has caused this. Has anyone else had any issues with their child (or yourself) taking Focalin? Answered by Genevie Threatt 3 months ago.
Focalin is dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride which is the dexter or right stereo-isomer of the parent compound methylphenidate. This is a Schedule II drug which implies that it is a high risk drug and cardiovascular complications are a not uncommon side effect. Methylphenidate is a 'stimulant' drug and obviously it may cause premature contractions of the atria or the ventricles. Methylphenidate however should not lead to right bundle branch block so your visit to the cardiologist will not be wasted. I should point out that right bundle branch block may be seen in the absence of heart disease. If a child or adolescent on methylphenidate develops a cardiovascular problem whether or not the cardiologist finds permanent harm - which is definitely not expected - the methylphenidate should be changed to a different drug for ADHD. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you the very best of health and in all things may God bless. Answered by Denyse Faver 3 months ago.
im not sure about the heart worries you have, but i personally have had better results with concerta. with focalin, i didnt even notice that i was focusing any better. with concerta, i actually noticed it right away. the only thing with concerta, is that the side affects are questionable. it madde my feet feel heavy, like i was walking through water. and it also curved my appetite, and i lost a lot of weight. focalin made me nauseous every day around 9. it was strange, but i hope this helped! Answered by Maris Ohlsen 3 months ago.
Does anyone have experience with Focalin XR to treat ADHD (also autistic)?
i have a six year old son who is autistic (functional) and has ADHD. we've just started Focalin XR and he sometimes gets headaches. has anyone else had experience with this medication?
Asked by Orval Janszen 3 months ago.
The most common side effects of Focalin™ XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules in clinical trials in children over 6 years old were upset stomach, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and anxiety. The most common side effects of Focalin™ XR in a clinical study of adults were dry mouth, dyspepsia, feeling jittery, dizziness, anxiety, and throat pain. Other side effects seen with Focalin™ XR include vomiting, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness, tics, allergic reactions, increased blood pressure, and psychosis (abnormal thinking or hallucinations). This is not a complete list of possible side effects of Focalin™ XR. Ask your doctor about other side effects. If you develop any side effect, talk to your doctor. Dependence Abuse of Focalin™ XR can lead to dependence. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol or drugs, or if you are now abusing or dependent on alcohol or drugs. Blurred vision Tell your doctor if you have blurred vision when taking Focalin™ XR. This could be a sign of a serious problem. Slower growth Slower growth (weight gain and/or height) has been reported with long-term use of methylphenidate in children. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Ask your doctor about other side effects. If you develop any side effect, talk to your doctor. Answered by Kimberely Velardo 3 months ago.
My daughter is 8 and she was diagnosed with ADHD last year and I had her on ritalin, which only upset her stomach. So I took her off of it without telling for months and the teacher didnt even know. She told me at the conference that my daughter has improved sooo much, but little to her knowledge my daughter was not even on the medication. I just got her on Juice Plus+. It is all natural fruits and vegetables combined in a gummy form. I have changed her diet too. She is doing much better in school. But please dont put your daughter on medication, there is too many side effects and risks that are not worth it!!!! Good luck to ya. Answered by Katlyn Pont 3 months ago.
Has anyone heard of the ADHD medican called Focalin XR???
Im thinking of putting my daughter on it cause she has trouble focusing, she had been on Adderil and felt down all the time but did so well in school. I took her off the Adderil and her grades were'nt as good was at As and Bs went down to C and Fs... I'm trying to decide what is best and was wondering if...
Asked by Naoma Tolomeo 3 months ago.
Im thinking of putting my daughter on it cause she has trouble focusing, she had been on Adderil and felt down all the time but did so well in school. I took her off the Adderil and her grades were'nt as good was at As and Bs went down to C and Fs... I'm trying to decide what is best and was wondering if anyone has taken the FocalinXR and give me some advice.. Thanks Answered by Alpha Gerritsen 3 months ago.
The most common side effects of Focalin® XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules in clinical trials in children over 6 years old were upset Talk to your doctor before taking Focalin® XR stomach, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and anxiety. The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medication Focalin® XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules have been Talk to your doctor before taking Focalin® XR proven in clinical studies to give adults, adolescents, and children with ADHD important benefits such as: Rapid morning ADHD symptom control Starts working by 1 hour Fast-acting therapies are important to help manage younger patients before arriving at school, and to give adults reliable control when they need it Increases attention and decreases impulsiveness and hyperactivity throughout the day Provides symptom control for the day Long-acting therapies are important, since patients are often involved in activities extending through the day, including extracurricular activities, social engagements, and homework Answered by Trista Paa 3 months ago.
Help!! Am I okay??
I'm 15 years old and I take Focalin XR. Whenever I take this medication, I notice rapid heartbeat and tingling in certain parts of my body (left arm, feet). I went to the doctor and he thinks I am hyperventilating/panic attack. Am I okay?? Please respond. Am I going to die?
Asked by Sandie Perrotta 3 months ago.
The most common side effects of Focalin® XR (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules are upset stomach, nausea, decreased appetite, headache, and anxiety. Other side effects seen with Focalin include vomiting, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness, tics, allergic reactions, increased blood pressure, and psychosis (abnormal thinking or hallucinations). If the side effects continue and grow bothersome, you should stop taking Focalin. Answered by Anibal Lusignan 3 months ago.
I don't think you're going to die, but you need to tell your doctor about these reactions... and specify that it's when you take the medication. If the doctor isn't listening to you enough that he's saying it's a panic attack (conveniently whenever you take the drug), then you need to tell your parents to take you to another doctor, as that is REALLY not a good doctor. Whenever a person has a reaction to a drug, it's something that they should tell their doctor ASAP. If their doctor doesn't immediately reduce the dose or change the drug, then they should find a new doctor that will actually take a few seconds to listen to their clients. Answered by Luisa Hollar 3 months ago.