Focalin Without a Prescription
Because Focalin is a controlled substance, there are strict rules for prescribing it and strict penalties for using it without a prescription. A person can be prosecuted under federal and some state laws for obtaining Focalin without a prescription. Focalin can also be dangerous -- the fact that Focalin is a prescription medication does not mean that it is safe for everyone. There are a number of people who should not take Focalin for various medical reasons.
Focalin® (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved for treating ADHD. However, it is also a commonly-abused medication. Because Focalin is a controlled substance, there are strict rules for obtaining it, and there are strict fines and penalties for using or trying to obtain Focalin without a prescription.
Sadly, the answer is yes, you can get Focalin without a prescription. However, it is not legal to do so. Focalin is to be dispensed only to people with a prescription and only for a legitimate medical purpose. It is illegal to obtain Focalin without a prescription, and it is illegal to sell or give your Focalin to someone else. Doing any of these things is against federal (and most state) laws, and you can be prosecuted under both federal and state laws.
Clearly, the correct answer is no, you should not get Focalin without a prescription. Unfortunately, choices you must make in real life are not always so clear. If you are abusing an illegal street drug, should you switch to Focalin for safety reasons? Should you use Focalin without a prescription to get you through a short period of time when you need a little extra help (or need to lose a little extra weight)? Should you take Focalin without a prescription, even if you follow all the directions and do not take more than you should?
The answer to these questions is no. Not only is it illegal to use Focalin without a prescription, but it can also be dangerous. Just because Focalin is a prescription medication does not mean it is safe for everyone. There are many people who should not take Focalin for various medical reasons, and Focalin should always be used under a healthcare provider's supervision.