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Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)


Dexmethylphenidate (or FOCALIN®) is mainly prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

Status: ACTIVE

Class: Phenethylamine, Piperidine Stimulant

FDA Approval: 2001

Controlled Substance: Schedule II

Dosage Forms: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, 30 mg, 35 mg, 40 mg

Biological Half-life: 4 hours

Side Effects: Dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, loss of appetite, insomnia, anxiety, tachycardia, abdominal pain, headache, psychosis

Precautions: High-risk for psychological dependency

Routes of Administration: Oral

Pregnancy Category: C (US)

  www.fda.gov

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