... focalin he started 3 days ago and has been suspended from school and in trouble daily acting out and severe tantrums hitting and breaking things any advice would help
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Call your Dr and get him off the Focalin. It is obviously the wrong medicine for him. It reminds me of when my sons Dr decided to try Zoloft. My son went psycho nuts on the Zoloft climbing out of two storie windows onto roofs and just being generally out of control. We d/c'd that quickly and went back to his Concerta. Was your son doing better on the Adderall?
I agree with the other poster - often stimulants (moreso the mentylphenidate versions) can cause aggressive and violent behavior. I'd take him off Focalin immediately.
There are many other options if the Adderall wasn't working. Dexedrine, Concerta, Metadate, Daytrana (a patch), Ritalin LA are all alternative drugs.
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