Dexmethylphenidate is a mild stimulant to the central nervous system. It affects chemicals in the brain that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Dexmethylphenidate is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dexmethylphenidate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate ER) is an extended release capsule that is used to treat individuals suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drug belongs to the central nervous system stimulant drug class.
Focalin Xr is a medicine used in the treatment of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The active ingredient of Focalin Xr - dexmethylphenidate - belongs to the CNS stimulant class of medicines.
As a CNS stimulant, Focalin Xr inhibits the reuptake of particular neurotransmitters - such as dopamine and norepinephrine. This means less neurotransmitter is broken down and becomes available for neurons to use. This is thought to alleviate the hyperactivity phase of patients with ADHD.
Focalin Xr is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, and fever. Some patients may experience seizures, chest pain, and hallucinations.