Focalin

Active Ingredient(s): Dexmethylphenidate
FDA Approved: * November 13, 2001
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: ADD / ADHD

Dexmethylphenidate, sold under the brand name Focalin among others, is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in those over the age of five years.[3] If no benefit is seen after four weeks it is reasonable to discontinue its use.[3] It is taken by mouth.[3] The immediate release formulation lasts up to five hours while the extended release formulation lasts up to twelve hours.[4] Common side ef... [wikipedia]

* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.
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Dosage List

Focalin 2.5 mg Oral Tablet
NDC: 0078-0380
Labeler:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Focalin 5 mg Oral Tablet
NDC: 0078-0381
Labeler:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Focalin 10 mg Oral Tablet
NDC: 0078-0382
Labeler:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

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