My 8 year old son takes Focalin XR - 10mg. It barely seems to get him through the school day. How long is one dose supposed to last?
I just want to throw in that you should probably offer your son calcium carbonate antacid (like Tums) to counteract the diarrhea that Focalin causes and ask him if it makes him feel more focused and make sure you concentrate on more than just how the medicine affects his behavior.
I joined the site just to add to this conversation. DO NOT GIVE ANTACIDS WITH STIMULANTS!!! They increase the effects !!! People really shouldn't suggest adding drugs to a kids regiment unless they are a doctor ! Very dangerous thing to do without knowing how drugs interact with each other . Hopefully you did not take that persons advice :(
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