Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) is a mild stimulant to the central nervous system used to treat attention
Dexmethylphenidate may be habit-forming, and this medicine is a drug of abuse. Tell your doctor if you have had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Aptensio XR/JORNAY/Metadate CD/Methylphenidate Hydrochloride/Ritalin LA Oral Cap ER: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 50mg, 60mg
Concerta/Metadate ER/Methylin/Methylphenidate Hydrochloride/RELEXXII/Ritalin SR Oral Tab ER: 10mg, 18mg, 20mg, 27mg, 36mg, 54mg, 72mg
Daytrana Topical Film ER: 1h, 1.1mg, 1.6mg, 2.2mg, 3.3mg
Methylin/Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Oral Sol: 5mL, 5mg, 10mg
Methylin/Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Oral Tab Chew: 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg
Methylin/Methylphenidate Hydrochloride/Ritalin Oral Tab: 5mg, 10mg, 20mg
Methylphenidate Oral Tab Orally Dis DR: 8.6mg, 17.3mg, 25.9mg
QuilliChew ER Oral Tab Chew ER: 20mg, 30mg, 40mg
Quillivan XR Oral Susp ER: 5mL, 25mg
WHAT IS DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Dexmethylphenidate is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Dexmethylphenidate belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills.
Dexmethylphenidate may also be used to treat a certain sleep disorder (narcolepsy).
Dexmethylphenidate is available under the following different brand names: Focalin, and Focalin XR.
Dosages of Dexmethylphenidate:
Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths
Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Capsule, extended-release, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, 30 mg, 35 mg, 40 mg