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Although most people tolerate Focalin well, there are some potential side effects with the medication. A few common Focalin side effects include abdominal pain (or stomach pain), nausea, and a fever. There are also some side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and hallucinations. Among the uncommon side effects of Focalin are insomnia, hair loss, and dizziness.
Focalin Side Effects: An IntroductionAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Focalin® (dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride). However, not everyone who takes Focalin will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medicine well. When people do develop Focalin side effects, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of Focalin
- Abdominal pain (or stomach pain) -- in up to 15 percent of people
- Nausea -- up to 9 percent
- Loss of appetite -- up to 6 percent (see Focalin and Weight Loss)
- Fever -- up to 5 percent.