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Q: A friend of mine usually has amphetamines, but recently mentioned Focalin. I can't find any information about it online or in the vaults. Since all of my searches were unsuccessful, and probably people out there are wondering about this stuff, I turn to you guys.



Thanks

-Monouk

A: Focalin is a brand name for dexmethylphenidate. Dexmethylphenidate is an isomer of Methylphenidate (also known as Ritalin). Dexmethylphenidate and Methylphenidate should have effects nearly identical to each other, though Dexmethylphenidate is about twice as potent as Methylphenidate (requires lower doses). This is supported by the fact that Focalin/Dexmethylphenidate is available in 2.5, 5, and 10 mg tablets while Ritalin/Methylphenidate is available in 5, 10 and 20 mg tablets.



More information about Methylphenidate can be found at:

http://www.erowid.org/pharms/methylphenidate/



Information about Focalin, provided by it's maker Novartis can be found at the url below. Click on "View Prescribing Information" along the right side of the page for detailed info.

http://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/products/name/focalin.jsp?checked=y



peace,

fire


Asked By : Monouk
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 11 / 16 / 2003
Last Edited Date : 3 / 13 / 2006
Question ID : 3058

Categories: [ Pharmaceuticals ] [ Methylphenidate ]




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