INDICATION

Aptensio XR® (methylphenidate HCl extended-release) is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant prescription medicine used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in people 6 years of age and older.


Limitations of Use
Aptensio XR is not for use in children under 6 years of age because the safety and effectiveness have not been established.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Aptensio XR is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it contains methylphenidate that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs. Keep Aptensio XR in a safe place to protect it from theft. Never give your methylphenidate to anyone else, because it may cause death or harm to them. Selling or giving away Aptensio XR may harm others and is against the law. Tell your healthcare provider if you or your child have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.

How do I know if it is time to consider a different treatment option?

Finding the right treatment option for your child may require some trial and error. Your child might not be getting the full benefit of his or her current ADHD treatment because of:

  • Missed doses
  • Reluctance to take medicine
  • Difficulty swallowing pills
  • Unpleasant effects associated with treatment
Your child's ADHD symptoms may also change as he or she gets older, and you may notice that his or her medicine does not seem to be working as well.

What can I do if I think my child's medicine does not seem right?

To help determine if your child is on the right medicine that best fits his or her needs, monitor how he or she is doing both at home and at school.

YOUR CHILD AT HOME

Is your child having trouble controlling his or her behavior?

It is also helpful to talk to your child to understand how he or she feels about the current medicine.

YOUR CHILD AT SCHOOL

Maintain a dialogue about your child's ADHD symptoms with:

  • Teachers
  • Guidance counselors
  • After-school coaches
Talk to your child's doctor if you feel that your child is not getting the most out of . There may be another treatment option that works for your child's needs.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Aptensio XR is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it contains methylphenidate that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs.