My Son Has Been On Adderall 30 Mg For Some Time And It Stopped Working So They Switched Him To Vyvanse 30 Mg, It Isn't Working At All Now They Want To Try Focalin. Is Focalin As Good As Adderall?

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My Son Has Been On Adderall 30 Mg For Some Time And It Stopped Working So They Switched Him To Vyvanse 30 Mg, It Isn't Working At All Now They Want To Try Focalin. Is Focalin As Good As Adderall?

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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Kerri,

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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Best,

James

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