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For the most part, people who take Focalin XR at the prescribed dose for a legitimate medical purpose do not experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medicine. Focalin XR withdrawal is most likely to happen in people who take the medicine at higher-than-recommended doses (such as people who have a problem with Focalin XR abuse). Focalin XR withdrawal symptoms can include extreme fatigue, depression, and unusual behavior.

Focalin XR Withdrawal: An Introduction

Focalin XR® (dexmethylphenidate extended-release) is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Stimulants, including Focalin XR, are known to cause withdrawal symptoms in people who stop taking them too quickly. However, Focalin XR withdrawal is most likely to happen in people who are taking doses that are much higher than the recommended doses (such as people who have a problem with Focalin XR abuse).
 
People taking Focalin XR at the prescribed dose for a legitimate medical purpose do not usually have withdrawal symptoms when stopping Focalin XR.
 

Focalin XR Withdrawal Symptoms

Focalin XR withdrawal symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
  • Depression
  • Unusual behavior.
     
Although Focalin XR withdrawal is generally not life-threatening, it can be very uncomfortable. It can be so uncomfortable that people will start taking Focalin XR again in order to relieve the Focalin XR withdrawal symptoms.
 
Also, if a pregnant woman takes Focalin XR, her baby may have withdrawal symptoms after it is born. If you are pregnant and are taking Focalin XR, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about Focalin XR and pregnancy.
 
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