Focalin is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant prescription medicine. It is used for the treatment of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Focalin may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD.
Focalin should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.
Focalin is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Focalin in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Focalin may harm others, and is against the law.
Tell your doctor if you or your child have (or have a family history of) ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.