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Aptensio XR

Generic name: Methylphenidate (oral) [METHIL-FEN-iDATE]
Brand Names: Adhansia XR, Aptensio XR, Concerta, Cotempla XR-ODT, Jornay PM,… display the 13 brands
Drug class: CNS stimulants

What is Aptensio XR?

Aptensio XR is used to treat ADHD, also known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in those who are at least six years old.Certain varieties of methylphenidate extended-release tablets can only serve to treat the condition of attention deficit in adults younger than 65 years old and in children who are at least 6 years old. older.Certain kinds that are part of Aptensio XR are also used to treat a sleep disorder known as narcolepsy.Aptensio XR may also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Aptensio XR

See a doctor immediately. If you notice symptoms that indicate an allergy, including hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,Stimulants have led to the development of stroke, heart attack, and sudden death in a few individuals. Take immediate medical care in the event that you are experiencing symptoms of a stroke or heart attack, like chest pain that spreads into your shoulder or jaw, sudden weakness or numbness in one part of your body, slurred speech, or feeling tired.

Aptensio XR may cause serious side effects. Contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Indications of blood circulation issues: chest pain, irregular heart rate, difficulty breathing or numbness, a feeling of cold sensation, or a pale look of fingers and toes;
  • Indications of signs of mania signs of mania psychosis, such as experiencing or hearing things that aren't real, aggressirealparanoia, a reduced need for sleep, taking risks, and being angry or talkative;
  • A seizure or muscle shakes (tics) or visual changes, blurred vision,
  • An uncomfortable erection lasting for 4 hours or more

Aptensio xr can affect growth in children. Consult your physician when your child isn't growing at a normal pace when taking this medication.

Common side effects of aptensioxr can be:

  • Sweating and blood pressure increase;
  • Mood fluctuations, anxiety, insomnia, and irritability (insomnia);
  • Restlessness, nervousness;
  • Heart rate that is irregular or fast;
  • Loss in appetite; reduction in weight;
  • Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, upset stomach,
  • Headache, dizziness.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Stimulants can cause heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death in people suffering from excessive blood pressure, heart diseases, or heart defects.Aptensio XR may be habit-forming. Use of drugs may lead to addiction, overdose and ultimately even death. Keep the medication in a place where other people cannot access it. Offering or selling Aptensio XR is a violation of the law.Contact your doctor immediately. If you experience symptoms of chest pain or lightheadedness, experiencing or hearing sounds that aren't real, a decreased need to sleep, being anxious, and unresolved injuries on your toes or fingers,

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Aptensio XR if you are allergic to it or are suffering from

  • Glaucoma;
  • A family or personal experience or family history of tics (a muscle that twitches) or the condition known as tourette's syndrome;
  • Difficulties swallowing, problems with the stomach, problems with the intestines
  • Intense anxiety, tension, or (stimulant medications can aggravate these symptoms);
  • The lack of ability to process certain varieties of sugars;
  • If you've used an mao inhibitor within the last 14 days, including linezolid, isocarboxazid, the injection of methylene blue, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine,

Stimulants have been linked to stroke, heart attack, and sudden death in some individuals.
Tell your doctor if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Heart problems or defects;
  • High blood pressure
  • Family background that has a history of cardiovascular disease (or sudden demise).

Discuss with your doctor if anyone else in your family has ever suffered from:

  • Depression mental illness, bipolar disorder psychosis, depression, or suicidal thoughts, actions, or feelings;
  • Blood circulation issues in the toes or fingers, and peripheral vascular diseases like raynaud's disease;
  • An eeg test (electroencephalograph; eeg). May reveal seizures, epilepsy or abnormal brain wave activity;
  • Phenylketonuria;
  • Alcoholism or drug dependence
  • An allergy or sensitivity to aspirin or food colouring that is yellow (tartrazine).

It is unclear whether Aptensio XR will harm an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant. If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, your name might be included on an e-registry for pregnant women to track how methylphenidate affects the baby. the baby.Consult a physician to determine if breastfeeding is allowed during the course of this medicine. If you're breastfeeding, inform your doctor that you are experiencing anxiety or insomnia, problems with feeding, and decreased weight gain for the nursing infant.

How to take Aptensio XR?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and study all medication guides or instructions sheets. The doctor might alter your dosage. Follow the medication precisely as prescribed.Aptensio XR may be habit-forming. Use can lead to addiction and overdose. It can also cause death. Keep the medication away from the reach of others who might need it. Offering or selling Aptensio XR is against the law.The dosage you require can change if you switch to a new brand or strength of this medication. Make sure you are using only the medication prescribed by your physician.The majority of brands of methylphenidate can be consumed between 1 and 3 times throughout the day. Jornay PM is only to be used at night. Don't use this medication more frequently than is recommended.Begin with a glass of water.You can use Aptensio XR with or without food, but it must be taken in the same manner each time. Certain brands of methylphenidate have to be taken between 30 and 45 minutes prior to eating.

Suck your extended-release tablet or capsule whole and avoid crushing or chewing on it, breaking it, or even opening it.If you can't take a capsule of extended-release in whole, open it up and mix it with soft food items like yoghurt or applesauce. Drink the mixture immediately without chewing.A portion of the extended-release tablet's shell could be present in your stool; however, it will not make the medicine less effective.You should chew the tablet thoroughly before you take it in.Then shake up your oral suspension (liquid) for a minimum of 10 seconds. Then, measure the amount of liquid medication (solution or suspension) with the supplied measuring instrument (not an ordinary spoon).Take the tablet that is disintegrating orally from the packaging using dry hands only once the time is right to apply the medication. Let the tablet dissolve in your mouth without chewing.Speak to your doctor if you are scheduled for a procedure.Your doctor should examine your health frequently, and you might require medical tests to assess the heart's function. Inform any doctor treating you that you're taking this medication.The treatment you receive could also include counselling or other forms of treatment.Do not store any medicine leftover. One dose could cause death for someone who has used the medicine in error or incorrectly. Ask your pharmacist about a programme to take back your prescriptions. You can also mix leftover medication with coffee grounds or cat litter in a plastic bag that is sealed and dispose of the bag in the garbage.Close the container in its original condition at a temperature that is away from heat, humidity, and light. Place your medication in a location that is secure and where nobody can access it incorrectly.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the medicine as fast as you are able, but avoid any missed dosage if you are close to the time of the next dose. If you are taking Jornay PM, take the missed dose and then take each dose according to your regular schedule. Don't do two dosages at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose of Aptensio XR could be fatal.

What should be avoided?

Beware of drinking alcohol.

Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you are aware of how Aptensio XR will affect you. The way you react could be impaired.

Interaction with other drug

Discuss with your doctor all other medicines you take, including:

  • A blood thinner—Warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven;
  • An antacid;
  • An antidepressant
  • Seizure medication;
  • Cold or allergy medicines that contain the ingredient decongestants

This is not a complete list, and a variety of other medications could influence Aptensio XR. This includes prescription as well as over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all drugs are listed here.




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