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Focalin Withdrawal - Generic Ritalin SR

This page contains links to eMedTV ADHD Articles containing information on subjects from Focalin Withdrawal to Generic Ritalin SR. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Focalin Withdrawal
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Focalin can cause withdrawal symptoms if it is taken in high doses and then quickly stopped. This page outlines some specific Focalin withdrawal symptoms, such as extreme fatigue, unusual behavior, and depression.
  • Focalin Without a Prescription
    It is illegal under federal and some state laws to obtain or use Focalin without a prescription. This eMedTV segment also explains why it is dangerous to use Focalin without the supervision of your healthcare provider.
  • Focalin XR
    Focalin XR is a drug used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of the prescription medicine, noting in particular its effects, dosing guidelines, and strengths -- as well as what to tell your doctor before you take it.
  • Focalin XR Abuse
    Among the reasons why some people may abuse Focalin XR are getting high and losing weight. This eMedTV resource explains that Focalin XR abuse can have extremely dangerous health consequences, and also discusses how to get help for Focalin XR abuse.
  • Focalin XR and Alcohol
    People who have abused drugs or alcohol are more likely to abuse Focalin XR and should probably avoid it. This eMedTV page covers Focalin XR and alcohol, noting that taking them together may affect your ability to perform tasks requiring concentration.
  • Focalin XR and Depression
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explores Focalin XR and depression, explaining that although depression could be a potential side effect of Focalin XR, the medication is sometimes used off-label to treat symptoms of depression.
  • Focalin XR and Hair Loss
    As this eMedTV page explains, hair loss is a side effect of a drug similar to Focalin XR -- but it wasn't reported as a common side effect of Focalin XR in short-term studies. If you're taking Focalin XR and hair loss occurs, talk to your doctor.
  • Focalin XR and Pregnancy
    A pregnant woman may take Focalin XR if its benefits outweigh the possible risks to her fetus. This eMedTV page explains that Focalin XR and pregnancy haven't been tested together in humans, but the drug caused problems to the fetus in animal studies.
  • Focalin XR and Weight Loss
    Weight loss may be a potential side effect of Focalin XR. This eMedTV article explores Focalin XR and weight loss, explaining that the drug can be prescribed to help with weight loss, even though the FDA has not approved it for this use.
  • Focalin XR Dosage
    For adults who are new to methylphenidate, Focalin XR dosing starts at 10 mg once daily. This eMedTV page also lists Focalin XR dosages for children who haven't taken methylphenidate (5 mg once daily) and people who have taken methylphenidate before.
  • Focalin XR Drug Interactions
    Taking Focalin XR with MAO inhibitors can cause life-threatening side effects like very high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment covers other Focalin XR drug interactions, which can potentially occur with seizure drugs, warfarin, and other medicines.
  • Focalin XR Medication Info
    Are you looking for info on Focalin XR? This part of the eMedTV site features an overview of this ADHD medication, with details on how often it is taken, why there are special rules surrounding its use, and how to ensure your safety.
  • Focalin XR Oral
    Available as oral capsules, Focalin XR is often taken to help improve symptoms of ADHD. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of Focalin XR, explores how this medication may work, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
  • Focalin XR Overdose
    It is possible to overdose on Focalin XR. This portion of the eMedTV Web site describes some symptoms of a Focalin XR overdose (such as hallucinations and shakiness), as well as possible treatment options (including fluids through an IV).
  • Focalin XR Side Effects
    Common Focalin XR side effects can include dry mouth, anxiety, and headache. This eMedTV Web page also lists some of the more serious side effects of this drug (such as seizures), as well as rare reactions, like insomnia and drowsiness.
  • Focalin XR Uses
    This eMedTV resource explains how Focalin XR is used to treat symptoms of ADHD in children and adults by causing a calming effect. This page also outlines some off-label Focalin XR uses, such as treating narcolepsy or depression.
  • Focalin XR Warnings and Precautions
    Sudden death can potentially occur in some children and adolescents taking Focalin XR. This eMedTV article explores other Focalin XR warnings and precautions, including possible drug interactions and the safety of taking Focalin XR while nursing.
  • Focalin XR Withdrawal
    Focalin XR can cause withdrawal symptoms if it is taken in high doses and then quickly stopped. This eMedTV page covers Focalin XR withdrawal symptoms (like depression) and explains that you should see your doctor for help with Focalin XR withdrawal.
  • Focalin XR Without a Prescription
    A person can be prosecuted under federal and some state laws for getting Focalin XR without a prescription. This eMedTV Web page explains that Focalin XR is not safe for everyone and should not be used without a healthcare provider's supervision.
  • Focalin XR: A Controlled Substance
    As this eMedTV article explains, Focalin XR is a Schedule II controlled substance. As with most other stimulants, it is likely that some people will abuse Focalin XR. Controlled substances are drugs that are very habit-forming or are likely to be abused.
  • Focalin: A Controlled Substance
    This eMedTV page explains Focalin's status as a Schedule II controlled substance. Similar to most other stimulants, it is likely that some people will abuse Focalin. Controlled substances are drugs that are very habit-forming or are likely to be abused.
  • Focaline
    Clinical studies have proven that Focalin is effective at treating ADHD. This page of the eMedTV library describes the results of these studies and provides general dosing information for the drug. Focaline is a common misspelling of Focalin.
  • Focalyn
    Focalin is often given to children and teens to help relieve ADHD symptoms. This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of this prescription drug and offers a link to more in-depth information. Focalyn is a common misspelling of Focalin.
  • Focalyn Side Effects
    Common Focalin side effects include stomach pain and decreased appetite. This eMedTV page also lists rare and serious side effects seen with the drug and links to more information. Focalyn side effects is a common misspelling of Focalin side effects.
  • Foclin
    Focalin, as this eMedTV page explains, is a prescription drug used in the treatment of ADHD. This page provides a brief overview of the drug, with information on possible side effects and when it is taken. Foclin is a common misspelling of Focalin.
  • Focolin
    Children and teens with ADHD may be prescribed Focalin to help control symptoms. This eMedTV resource briefly describes the drug, including the results of clinical studies and how often it should be taken. Focolin is a common misspelling of Focalin.
  • Focolin XR Side Effects
    Some Focalin XR side effects are common and easily treated; others, while rare, are more serious. This eMedTV page lists common and rare side effects seen with the drug. Focolin XR side effects is a common misspelling of Focalin XR side effects.
  • Foculin
    This eMedTV page briefly describes Focalin, noting how the drug can help improve the behavior of children and teenagers with ADHD. This page also explains what to tell your doctor prior to taking it. Foculin is a common misspelling of Focalin.
  • Focusing on the Negative
    It's human nature, it seems, to focus on the negative all the time and dismiss the positive. Now, we aren't saying everyone should be a Pollyanna, but we are saying that when things seem to be going wrong in your relationship or there is conflict, step back and look at the things that are going right, no matter how small. Maybe it drives you nuts that your partner with ADHD can never seem to get dishes in the dishwasher, but they always bring you small gifts that remind them of you. No one likes to be constantly reminded of their faults, but everyone likes to feel appreciated. Try to keep this in mind when resentment creeps in.
  • Forgetfulness
    Adults with ADHD often forget about appointments, deadlines, paying bills, returning phone calls, and other day-to-day tasks. This forgetfulness may be perceived by others as laziness, self-centeredness, or rudeness, and may negatively affect social and work relationships.
  • Generic Adderall
    As this eMedTV segment explains, generic Adderall and Adderall XR are currently approved for sale. This article also discusses the available strengths of the generic versions and provides a list of the companies that make them.
  • Generic Concerta
    As explained in this portion of the eMedTV site, the maker of brand-name Concerta now also sells an "authorized generic." This article explains what this means and takes a closer look at generic Concerta.
  • Generic Daytrana
    When is a generic version of Daytrana (methylphenidate patch) going to be available? This part of the eMedTV site has the answer. It also stresses the importance of anything claiming to be generic Daytrana until an approved version is available.
  • Generic Desoxyn
    As this eMedTV article explains, generic Desoxyn is currently available in one strength. This resource offers more information on the generic version of the drug, including how it compares to the brand-name version.
  • Generic Dexedrine
    Generic Dexedrine is available in tablet form and as a long-acting capsule. This portion of the eMedTV library lists the available strengths of generic Dexedrine. Also discussed are some companies that make generic versions of Dexedrine.
  • Generic Focalin
    Focalin is currently available in generic form. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of generic Focalin (known as Dexmethylphenidate tablets), including information on who manufactures it and how it compares to brand-name Focalin.
  • Generic Focalin XR
    As explained in this selection from the eMedTV archives, you can now purchase generic Focalin XR. This page gives an overview of this topic and lists some of the companies that make the generic versions.
  • Generic Intuniv
    As this eMedTV selection explains, a generic version of Intuniv (guanfacine ER) is currently unavailable. This article takes a closer look at this topic, including a discussion on how guanfacine ER is not the same as a generic version of the drug.
  • Generic Kapvay
    This eMedTV Web page explains that generic Kapvay (clonidine ER) is available in one strength. This article lists the manufacturer of this product and also discusses whether it is as good as the brand-name medication.
  • Generic Metadate CD
    As this eMedTV page explains, a generic version of Metadate CD (methylphenidate extended-release) is now available. This article further explores this topic and explains what is meant by the term "authorized generic."
  • Generic Metadate ER
    Now that the patent for the brand-name drug has expired, generic Metadate ER is available. As this segment of the eMedTV library explains, the drug is made by several manufacturers and is considered equivalent to the brand-name version.
  • Generic Methylin
    As this eMedTV article explains, Methylin oral solution is available in generic form. This resource takes a closer look at the forms and strengths that are available for this narcolepsy and ADHD medication.
  • Generic Quillivant XR
    This eMedTV selection explains that no generic Quillivant XR (methylphenidate ER oral suspension) products are available at this time. In this segment, we take an in-depth look at this topic, with details on when a generic version could be introduced.
  • Generic Ritalin
    This eMedTV segment describes generic Ritalin in detail and offers information on its strengths and manufacturers. An explanation of how the FDA rates generic medications is also described. (Generic versions of Ritalin have an "AB" rating.)
  • Generic Ritalin LA
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, you can now buy Ritalin LA in generic form. This article lists the forms in which the generic versions are available and explains how they compare to brand-name Ritalin LA.
  • Generic Ritalin SR
    Since the patent for the drug has expired, generic Ritalin SR is now available. This eMedTV page offers information on its manufacturers, discusses the quality of these generic products, and explains the FDA's rating system for generic drugs.
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