• Kerri Kerri
    November 19, 2010
    How does Focalin compare to Adderall?
    Kerri Kerri
    November 19, 2010

    My son has been on Adderall 30 mg for some time, and it stopped working. As a result they switched him to Vyvanse 30mg. It isn't working at all, so now they want to try Focalin. Is Focalin as good as Adderall?



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  • Johnnyk November 19, 2010
    November 19, 2010

    No, it's not as good. If his dr. won't help you, seek another. My adderall stopped working as good after period also. My Dr. raised me from 30 mgs a day, to 50. I also take wellbutrin with it. That combination has been a godsend for me. Every is different. My son took 5 different Dr.s before he found one who finally came up with right combination for HIM. DO NOT stop untill all is well. I was 56 yrs. old before I got it right. Hind sight is 20/20. Best of luck. God bless

  • James Leary August 04, 2014
    James Leary
    August 04, 2014



    Did you and your son ever talk to your doctor again?  Do you have any idea why it quit working?  I am not a doctor and can't diagnose or help with your son's medications, but I think most physicians would be willing to listen to complaints about a medication not working probably.  I would imagine that the efficacy of each of these medications is related to both the individual and the condition, so each would work better in certain situations.  As a result it would be hard to class one as always better than the other.  With these types of medications, trial and error seems like a frequent approach until the right prescription is found.


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