Round, white, scored tablets containing 10 mg methylphenidate HCL
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- For narcolepsy:For narcolepsy
How to use :
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients, and the doctor must always tell you how to use the medicine,
but the usual dose is:
For Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
Adults and geriatrics: 5 to 20 mg two or three times a day maximum dose: 60 mg daily.
Children 6 years of age and older: To start, 5 mg two times a day, your doctor may increase the dose once a week by 5 to 10
mg a day until symptoms improve or a maximum dose is reached.
Adults and children ≥6 years: 5mg twice daily; increase by 5 to 10 mg daily at weekly intervals; maximum dose: 60 mg daily (in2 to 3 divided doses).
- This medicine should not be used in children under 6 years of age.
- Taking methylphenidate with food may help to stop stomach pains.
Missed dose: Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
Side effects :
Every medicine by the side of therapeutic effects may cause some adverse effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effect not listed
in this leaflet:
Alopecia; anxiety; decreased appetite; arrhythmias; arthralgia; abnormal behavior; cough; depression; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; fever; gastrointestinal discomfort; headaches; hypertension; laryngeal pain; mood altered; movement disorders; nasopharyngitis; nausea; vomiting; palpitations; sleep disorders; weight decreased, irritability, xerostomia.
- This medicine has been prescribed for your present disease. Do not pass it on to others with the same symptoms.
- Tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicine or if you have had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives.
- This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
- Take this medicine at the same time each day and only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
- The progress of treatment should be checked at regular visits by your doctor.
- To help prevent trouble in sleeping, take the last dose before 6 p.m. unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
- If you think this medicine is not working properly after you have taken it for several weeks, do not increase the dose. Instead, check with your doctor.
- Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine without first checking with your doctor. Your doctor may want you to reduce gradually the amount you are taking before you stop completely. This is to reduce unwanted effects.
- If you take too much medicine, talk to a doctor or call an ambulance straight away. Tell them how much has been taken.
- Methylphenidate may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or changes in vision. Be careful while driving or operating machinery.
- If you think you may become mentally or physically dependent on this medicine, check with your doctor.