Brand name: Focalin XR
- Desmethylphenidate ER
The lowest price for generic Focalin XR (Desmethylphenidate ER) with SaveonMeds Drug Card is $104 for a 30-day supply. This is over 72% off on the medicine’s average retail price of $270.
Dexmethylphenidate belongs to a class of drugs known as “Stimulants.” It is often used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills. Desmethylphenidate ER is a mild stimulant to the central nervous system and affects chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain that contribute to hyperactivity. FDA approved Desmethylphenidate ER capsules in 2005.
How to take it
The medication is to be taken orally, as directed by your physician.
Desmethylphenidate is available as 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg. 25mg, 30 mg, 35 mg, and 40 mg extended release tablets. Take this medicine only as directed by your physician. Do not take more then prescribed by the doctor as it may result in mental or physical dependence (habit forming). If you do not notice significant improvement in your symptoms, do not increase the medication’s dose, talk with your doctor.
Precautions and side effects
The medicine should come with a medical guide. The medicine should be stored in a closed container, away from heat, moisture and direct light. Desmethylphenidate ER should not be used in combination with some medicines such as Furazolidone, Linezolid, Phenelzine and Iproniazid as it may interact with them. Your physician will either decide not to treat you with Desmethylphenidate ER or change some the other medications that you are taking.
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