As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Focalin XR. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects of Focalin XR include:
Focalin XR can cause high blood pressure in some people. Usually, this increase in blood pressure is temporary and does not cause any problems. The medication can also increase the chance of seizures and can make certain heart conditions and mental problems worse.
(Click Focalin XR Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of this drug, including serious side effects to look out for. You can also read about other possible side effects by going to:
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed December 8, 2013.
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