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What are your experiences ? My 4 1/2 year old started Focalin XR 5 mg...2 weeks ago. We are noticing him slightly calmer and more focused. Little less impulsive. School is reporting the saem. No bad side effects. Dr. wants to try going to 10mg... just wondering what your experiences were with this medication. Thanks so much..
Sorry I don't have any experience with Focalin, but wanted to say that I am happy that he is calmer and more focused I think with upping the dose might do alot of good and you will see even more calmness and focusing, and impulse control.
My 5 yr old daughter started Focalin XR 5 mg about 5 months ago. She started on it over the summer when she was in a 6 week social skills program. They reported less impulsivity - easier for her to stay on task. She had a LOT of trouble in preschool - but kinder has started without a hitch! We haven't seen any negative side effects.
Unfortunately, there has not been a huge benefit to the medications.. he was slightly calmer and slightly more focused but still implulsive. The increase to 10 mg was not good! very irritable and a nightmare at night. For now we are sticking with the 5 mg but may try a different medication to see if we see more benefits. Thanks so much for all your imput!