Seeking other moms experience on Focal XR for their teenagers

Amy - posted on 01/29/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Note: The original message did not deliver the right message, I have edited it.
Did not mean to hurt anyone, haha.

My son has been taking Focal XR 15mg for a year. Since he has grown quite a bit
in the past year, I see symptoms that this dosage is inadequate.

Should I increase the dosage to 20mg? or should I give him 15mg in the morning but
give him short acting 5mg after school (4pm)?

I have talked to the physician yesterday, she told me that my son will just have to try
the new dosage.

In general, I am seeking other Moms' experiences on Focalin with their teenagers.


Thanks!

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/29/2015

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So you're not going to elaborate on what the physician said to "try"? You're hilarious.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/29/2015

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It would be SO NICE if the original poster would INDICATE that they edit their original post.

In your ORIGINAL post, you asked if it was OK for YOU to change your child's medication dosage.

No, it is NOT ok for YOU to change the dosage. The physician needs to change the dosage, if it needs to be adjusted.

Now that you've ALTERED the original post (making the rest of us look like asses...), I will say: What does your physician mean when she says he will "just have to try"? Try what?

Amy - posted on 01/29/2015

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I guess I confused you.

I do talk to the physician. The physician does not change dosage without
the discussion with me and my son.

The reason I am here is just to see other Moms' experience who
have the similar situation as me.

Thanks!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/29/2015

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Please do not adjust any medications without doctors specific orders to do so. Call your childs doctor and speak to them. None of us are qualified physicians that can help you, and if we were, it would be illegal to give medical advice to a patient they have never given a physical exam to.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/29/2015

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Mom's advice on self adjusting prescribed medications is DO NOT.

If you feel that your child's medication needs adjustment, ASK THE PHYSICIAN. You are not a physician, and you do not have the knowledge to self diagnose and self adjust medication dosages.

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