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Focalin XR: Oral capsule, biphasic release

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Focalin XR 5mg Cap
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR D5 
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Focalin XR 10mg Cap
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR D10 
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Focalin XR 20mg Cap
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR D20 
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Focalin XR 30mg Cap
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR D30 
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Focalin XR 40mg Cap
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR D40 
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Focalin XR 15mg Cap
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR D15 
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Focalin XR 25mg Capsule
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR D25 
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Focalin XR 35mg Capsule
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: NVR D35 
How This Drug Works
ADHD Agents
ADHD agents are most often stimulants that increase alertness, wakefulness, focus and concentration. They help when neurotransmitters between neurons within the brain are unable to send signals past the synapse.
"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, agents are most often stimulants that increase alertness, wakefulness, focus and concentration. They help when neurotransmitters between neurons within the brain are unable to send signals past the synapse. <br><br> This inability to transmit signals is due to either the existence of too few transmitters or because the neurotransmitters are recycled too quickly, thus inhibiting the transmission of the signal to the next neuron. This decreases the ability to concentrate or focus.<br><br> ADHD stimulants increase the amount of neurotransmitters between neurons by either releasing more neurotransmitters from the synapse or blocking or slowing their recycling process. This increases the signalâ¬"s effectivness between neurons and makes the pathways in the brain more efficient, thus improving the ability to concentrate or focus."
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Focalin XR: Oral capsule, biphasic release

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DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE (dex meth ill FEN i date) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Federal law prohibits the transfer of this medicine to any person other than the person for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Focalin XR: Oral capsule, biphasic release
Usage by Gender
30.18%
69.82%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
88.91%
6.36%
4.4%
0.33%