Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Focalin
  2. Focalin XR

Descriptions


Dexmethylphenidate is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants.

Dexmethylphenidate increases attention and decreases restlessness in patients who are hyperactive, cannot concentrate, or are easily distracted. It is used as part of a total treatment program that also includes social, educational, and psychological therapy.

This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription. Prescriptions cannot be refilled. A new prescription must be obtained from your doctor each time you need this medicine.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Capsule, Extended Release