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User Reviews for Methylin

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Narcolepsy   8.6
5 reviews 18 medications
ADHD   8.2
14 reviews 41 medications

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Reviews for Methylin

Daughter taken for 3 years · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 17, 2020

For ADHD: “This medication really helps my daughter in the school setting - she is able to focus and do her assignments. Without it she really struggles and doesn't like school. She is 9 and has been on it since she was 6 years old. She used to have loss of appetite at the very beginning but she got her appetite back once she got used to the medication. The only negative is that at night after taking the medication 2x at school she is moody and irritable at times.”

10 / 10
Anonymous August 20, 2019

For Narcolepsy: “For Narcolepsy I take haven taken this Methylin for years. Recently Walmart changed to another manufacturer (CAM) and I can no longer stay awake. Feel exhausted and tired. Will change pharmacies if i can not get this brand.”

10 / 10
Nerd · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 6, 2018

For ADHD: “F, 77 in 2018, quasi-retired nerd, ADD without hyperactivity. Last year, fed up with being so distractible, I got my GP to write me a script for generic methylphenidate. Walgreens was dispensing the round, very-pale-orange ones marked DAN 20 5884 (I'd name the manufacturer, but with all the takeovers, name changes, and selloffs I haven't a clue who that is. The pill bottle said Actavis). It's IR not ER, and at a 20mg@06.00, 10@noon, 10@18.00 regimen worked *wonderfully* for me on a number of levels including focus, T2 obesity reduction, available energy level, and even a good night's sleep. This year, I haven't been able to find a pharmacy that carries the 5884 pill, so I settled for Malinckrodt's Methylin. My perception is that it's not even close to being therapeutically equivalent. I perceive it as having an efficacy about 2/3 that of the 5884 one, which is a great disappointment. The difference is so great that I'll likely file a complaint with the FDA.”

6 / 10

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Kevie · Taken for 10 years or more March 2, 2018

“Methylin is the best for me out of any. Worked so I can focus lots better”

10 / 10
crim March 19, 2015

For ADHD: “Wow this stuff. There are pros and cons. Pros are for the first time something used to treat my ADHD doesn't mess up my personality. I still feel like the same person and I'm still very sociable but I'm focused at the same time. Cons are that 10mg for me isn't enough.... neither is 20mg. ”

8 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month May 28, 2012

For Narcolepsy: “I just recently started this medication and so far it has not worked very well for me. My doctor first prescribed me Provigil but my insurance didn't cover enough of it for me to be able to afford it. This worked pretty good for me the 1st day or 2 but now less than a week later I'm back to the way I was dozing off and on all day long. I was so excited to finally have an answer and a treatment that now I'm just frustrated and sad that it's not working and afraid that something that could work for me will end up being too expensive!”

3 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 11, 2012

For Narcolepsy: “The use of Methlylin 10mg at 08:00 again at 14:00 has made my workday productive and avoided the "nods" at mid-day and again mid-afternoon. I had suffered with undiagnosed narcolepsy for at least 10 years and this regimen, started 3 years ago has saved my job and my life. (I used to sometimes almost nod off at a long interval stoplight in the mid-afternoon. "Scary for me and you both!" ”

10 / 10

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Anonymous November 5, 2011

For ADHD: “I lost most my friends BUT started 3 businesses by the age of 21. This medicine works, but its a medicine. Yes I have most of the generic side effects (loss of appetite, insomnia, irritability afterwards), but the PROS outweigh the CONS right now. ”

ovityo derson, October 11, 2011

For ADHD: “Very effective on ADD. Obviously, helps focus and concentration. One problem, great benefit is that if you have bipolar and depression is helps motivate you and give some of your ambition and great energy levels back! I have noticed that if not on an extended release form and you have long days like I do you notice that the effectiveness only lasts about 3 to 3 1/2 hours.”

7 / 10
codysmom! May 19, 2011

For ADHD: “My son is 6 and has been on this medication for a week and has shown improvement at school. He has been able to work independently on his work sheets and gets through his work faster. He is very smart but didn't have the focus to complete a task but I have noticed he has loss of appetite and not going to sleep at night which is bothersome to me because he was always such a good eater and sleeper. So might have to look into other medicines.”

6 / 10
Anonymous March 4, 2011

For Narcolepsy: “I can't stay awake without it. I was taking 36mg of Concerta at 6am, another 36 at 8am, and then falling asleep at my desk at 9. Now I still take the 6am dose, but I take the Methylin at 8 and then at 10 if I need it. I was falling asleep every day. Now I can actually stay awake! No other medicines have worked for me, and I have certainly tried a lot.”

10 / 10
Anonymous February 19, 2011

For ADHD: “It works really well. I've improved on my listening skills and concentrating on things. I've managed to get much better grades too.”

10 / 10
kaylee5 January 17, 2011

For ADHD: “My daughter is 5 and they recently put her on this medication an she is doing a lot better since taking it. The only down side I have seen is as the day goes on she gets really whinny/moody, but she can focus at school a lot better and is a lot happier an nicer.”

8 / 10
ladylace February 4, 2010

For ADHD: “I have only been on it for one month. It's the best thing I have taken.”

9 / 10
Anonymous November 10, 2009

For ADHD: “This drug has changed my life. I have ADD and depression. I used to not be able to get out of bed for a week at a time. Now I'm loving life hanging out with friends and happy for the first time in a long time. I've tried a few other ADD medicines they didn't really help me. I like the Methyln generic much more than any of them. The only problem I have with it is that I don't like to stop taking it and go to bed, kinda like addicted to it while on it, but ONLY when I'm on it. Before I could go all day and not crave it, been on it a year now. It's just when I take my first one hard for me to not want to stay on it because I enjoy life so much more.”

9 / 10
mezomorph April 25, 2009

For ADHD: “I used this for about a week, it caused severe dry mouth and loss of appetite.”

3 / 10
Anonymous April 14, 2009

For ADHD: “For me, Methylin has been so positive. In the competitive world that is SALES; Methylin has been a God send. It's helped me focus, stay focused and follow through on sales leads and potential. I just wish I'd discovered it 15 years ago. If you have ADD, Methylin should help you.”

10 / 10
good boy January 14, 2009

For ADHD: “I think this drug helps really well.”

10 / 10
lauraeg October 16, 2008

For ADHD: “This drug has changed my life. I was diagnosed with ADHD in my late 20s and I never knew that I could enjoy my family and every day life this much. I am very pleased.”

10 / 10
imdaisybelle July 29, 2008

For Narcolepsy: “Works just like Ritalin for me.”

10 / 10

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