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Parents of ADHD Children

Focalin and Intuniv

My 6yr. daughter was taking Intuniv 2mg at night for few months and now we want to add Focalin 5mg in day to increase focus at school.  Any advice?  Any side effects to look for?  Thanks, Kris


Focalin worked great for my son for about a year and a half.  When it wore off more quickly, we tried adding a booster.  That was a complete disaster. 

We actually did the opposite of you, though.  He was only on Focalin.  He is now on Daytrana and Focalin, with a fast acting Ritalin in the morning.  I love the Intuniv because it keeps him from having the crash he used to have.

Posted by cmullen17 on Dec 07, 2013 at 12:30am

My 6 yr old son takes 10 mg of Focalin in the morning and Intuniv 2mg at night. We just recently added the Intuniv to help with sleeping. So far no complaints. He is focused at school. The Intuniv also increases his appetite which is good because the focalin decreases it.

Hope this helps!

Posted by whitaker10 on Dec 07, 2013 at 5:12am

My son has been on focalin since age 3 and hes now 5… the dr just switched him 2 weeks ago to concerta.. and what a mistake that was. He lost all his focus and attention his behavior was absolutely horrible..I almost lost my mind!!now he is back on the focalin and what a difference 1 dose makes. . Hes able to focus in school and actually fit in. He takes 7.5mg in the morning and 5mg at lunchtime. . I have to say focalin is definitely the right choice for us

Posted by shams76 on Dec 07, 2013 at 5:50am

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