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Dexmethylphenidate vs methylphenidate:what's difference?

Is there anyone who tried both dexmethylphenidate and methylphenidate?
Is there anyone whom only one of these drugs has worked but the other one not?
Is there any really difference between them?
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Re: Dexmethylphenidate vs methylphenidate:what's difference?

One is extended release and one is ir.
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Re: Dexmethylphenidate vs methylphenidate:what's difference?

I’ve never tried either but Dexmethylphenidate is very similar to methylphenidate (the active component of Concerta, Daytrana, Ritalin, Metadate, and Methylin). In fact, methylphenidate is actually a mixture of dexmethylphenidate and levomethylphenidate. Of these two components, dexmethylphenidate is the more active one.
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Re: Dexmethylphenidate vs methylphenidate:what's difference?

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One is extended release and one is ir.
They are similar but different medications. Methylphenidate IR is most known as Ritalin and the ER version is Concerta.

Dexmethylphenidate is Focalin.
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Re: Dexmethylphenidate vs methylphenidate:what's difference?

I was on Ritalin IR for years and then was switched to Focalin XR because there was a special program that made the medication only $5 a month. I think it was a mistake. Ive been taking Focalin XR in the morning with a Ritalin IR later in the day for a few years and have gained a ton of weight, regularly fail to make deadlines on work projects like I used to, and have developed health issues like hypertension, not to mention depression. While on Ritalin IR, I ate healthier, was actually able to make and achieve goals, and just felt more positive about life. After ruling out other factors, I’ve decided to go back to Ritalin IR.
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