Research shows the Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) drug dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride—sold under the brand names Focalin and Focalin XR—might cause psychiatric side effects and allergic reaction side effects. The Rottenstein Law Group compassionately advocates for those who have suffered Focalin side effects. If you or a loved one took Focalin and believe it caused an injury, contact RLG for a free, confidential legal consultation immediately. RLG might be the Focalin law firm you have been looking for.
What Is Focalin and What Is It Prescribed For?
Focalin is the brand name for the drug dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride, which is made and sold by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. It is a prescription medication that is used to treat ADHD. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Focalin in November 2001 and Focalin XR in May 2005. Focalin comes in the form of oral tablets usually taken twice daily, and Focalin XR is an extended release capsule. Focalin has been a very successful drug for Novartis; in 2010 pharmacies dispensed 2.5 million Focalin XR prescriptions, amounting to $415 million in revenue for Novartis.
Scientists believe that dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride is a “monoamine reuptake inhibitor,” which means it prevents the absorption of released neurotransmitters. Specifically, it belongs to the norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) drug class. Both norepinephrine and dopamine regulate stress levels in the human brain, and a shortage of dopamine inhibits cognition. By increasing their presence, Focalin eases ADHD symptoms.
Focalin Might Cause Deadly Side Effects
The FDA has researched post-market Focalin side effects, and the following might cause injuries:
- Focalin psychiatric side effects: depression, hallucinations, and suicidal ideations and behaviors; and
- Focalin allergic reaction side effects: angioedema and anaphylaxis.
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RLG’s Focalin Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The Focalin lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who have harmed you or your child shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file a Focalin lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. RLG will also keep you up to date on any Focalin class action lawsuits, Focalin FDA warnings, and Focalin FDA recall announcements. If you or a loved one took Focalin and believe it caused an injury, contact RLG today.