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Review: could Focalin cause Acne?

Summary: Acne is reported only by a few people who take Focalin.

We study 1,154 people who have side effects while taking Focalin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Focalin

Focalin has active ingredients of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 1,592 Focalin users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,131 Acne patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 1,154 people reported to have side effects when taking Focalin. Among them, 2 people (0.17%) have Acne.

Trend of Acne in Focalin reports

Time on Focalin when people have Acne * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Focalin * :

FemaleMale
Acne100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Focalin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne when taking Focalin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Acne ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Affective disorder (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Psychotic disorder (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Mood swings (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Constipation (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Geodon (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Flomax (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Benadryl (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Trileptal (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Tylenol (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • How to treat tubercolosis pimples?
    I already cured from my abdominal TB and stop using anti tb drugs about a month now, but the acne still there. How to cure this pimple? I never had it before I use the drugs. Will salicylic acid works? Thanks.
  • Can bacteria filled periodontal pockets cause acne
    on my bottom pre molar i have gum recession for a few years. Within that time i have also suffered from recurring out break on the same side and location of the periodontal pocket. the premolar on the opposite side has also recently started to recede, and i have noticed a small breakout forming. is it possible these pockets are filling with bacteria and causing my acne flair up?
  • What is the interactions between sodium valproate and roaccutane?
    i took biotin tablets for hair and i take sodium valproate since 2004 till now, i want to take roaccutane for my acne, please answer me.
  • What is the interactions bitween sodium valproate and roaccutane?
    i took biotin tablets for hair and i take sodium valproate since 2004 till now, i want to take roaccutane for my acne, please answer me.
  • Is delayed puberty a side effect of focalin? (1 answer)
    My son has been using Focalin XR for years now to control his ADHD and now ADD. He is late in developing and going through puberty. Someone said this drug can cause this issue. This medication never changed his appetite or anything so he has always eaten fine, no issue with him losing weight for not eating due to lack of appetite on this medicine. He has a small stature but his weight is fine. His father is convinced the medicine is causing his small stature and delayed puberty and claims he has seen a blog from a hospital that the medicine was proven to impact puberty. I have not been able to find anything on this yet and he has not yet provided me the link for this study. Anyone else know if this is true?

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  • Weed and focalin xr combined experience
    I took a focalin xr 30mg at 8:00 in the morning during school. At break at 11:00 I smoked about 3 bowls of Girl Scout, which is a sativa. I have a huge tolerance to weed because I smoke twice a day. It was enough weed to get me kinda high, but since I was going back to school I didn't want to be trashed. When the two combined I was super hyper and couldn't really feel the weed but it generally takes about 15 minutes for me to feel the weed, and so by the time I get back to school I'm feeling it a little more. When I got back to school I was feeling a insane body high and some lightheadedness. It was a pretty awesome feeling since I could still feel the focalin in my system. This was my first time taking focalin but a week ago I took vyvanse 60 mg and have tried adderall a couple times prior, vyvanse is definitely my favorite though. The feeling peaked for about an hour and half, but once the weed high wore off I was strictly feeling the focalin only. My pupils were super tiny but a week before when I took a vyvanse my pupils were dilated the entire time. My eyes didn't change color though from the weed which might have to do with my tolerance they simply become very glassy. I felt very jittery throughout the day although and my mind was whirling after the weed which I thought would have the opposite effect, and I continued to be hyper until 10ish that night. I also felt very nauseous most the day because I didn't eat much before taking the focalin in the morning, and no urge to eat anything through the day until I smoked where I became mildly hungry. During the peak of the high Imy hands and feet also became fairly numb with a tingling sensation different than when there isn't enough blood reaching it. I wouldn't recommend this if you get bad trips . Although it's not a trippy or particularly hard drug, friends that have tried this have experienced paranoia and aggression.i If you have a little self control and are seeking a different experience than your regular weed high I would say give it a try, just maybe not at school or when you want to study. I'm not very experienced with stimulant pills and this may affect you differently, I don't know this is just my personal experience and I hope this helps
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    Anyhow, I recently had ran out and used Novolin 70/30 until the other came in. During the use my sugars were better and my skin seemed to clear up a bit. So, I get another bottle of Lantus and less than 1 week of use I had a blister on my foot and my face, all at once, was nearly covered in tiny rash-ish like tiny blisters. They don't clear up with acne medicine and there are at least 2 new ones every morning. I watch them develop throughout the day as well. I have kept using it bc I don't want to waste it and bc of this my face has stayed "blistery" and I feel infectious.
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  • Been through three different rounds of Accutane with great success, then small red bumps return after a few months being off Accutane. Tried hormones (Yaz), antibiotics, and antilfungal meds but none successful as Accutane. After discontinuing Accutane in August, acne is now returning in December. Frustrated.

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