View Full Version : DS Focalin IR is not working.....

02-02-16, 02:22 PM

My 8 year old DS has been on Focalin, name brand, for a few months and just recently we noticed the effectiveness decreasing. He went from it working well with no issues, to now he is talking non stop and hyper focusing to the point he can only do 1 thing at a time. The teacher just reported he was given a handout with vocabulary words and he has answered only one question where the rest of the class has finished it. We switched from Ritalin IR, name brand because it stopped working too. I am wondering if I should switch him to an Adderall based medication. He did not do well with long acting meds before which is why he takes immediate release. Any thoughts?

02-02-16, 03:13 PM
What did the doctor say about the recent decrease in effectiveness of Focalin?

02-02-16, 05:54 PM
Thank you for your response. She wants to see him this Thursday.