View Full Version : Stating on Focalin (no effect yet)

09-08-10, 04:55 PM
Hi I'm Isabella,
I have just started on Focalin today. So far I have not seen any change.I had one at 7 am and another at 12.

09-09-10, 09:30 AM
Hi Isabella and welcome to the Forums!

I'm going to move this to the Focalin section where you should get more answers.

09-12-10, 09:25 PM
Maybe you need to have your doctor prescribe you a higher dose, that might help.

Im not sure if youve been on any medications previously, but if focalin doesnt work for you, then you might want to try ritalin. Both ritalin and focalin are methylphenidate, but focalin only contains the dexmethylphenidate isomer. The dex isomer is supposed to do most of the "work" when it comes to methylphenidate, so a focalin does of 10mg is supposed to be equal to 20mg of ritalin. However, I have found that for me, 20mg of ritalin works much better than 10mg focalin. So ritalin might be worth trying if youre not seeing the results you want from focalin.