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.

Separating fact from fiction

There are a lot of opinions about ADHD, but it is important to keep the facts in mind:

MYTH
  • ADHD is caused by bad parenting
VS
FACT
  • ADHD is a neurobiological disorder; environmental factors can affect ADHD behaviors but not cause them
MYTH
  • Children with ADHD purposely lack focus and leave tasks incomplete
VS
FACT
  • ADHD is a common medical condition that is thought to be caused by an imbalance of chemical signals in the brain. It is a condition that can be treated
MYTH
  • Most children will outgrow ADHD
VS
FACT
  • About 70% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms during their teen years and about 50% have symptoms into adulthood
MYTH
  • The same medicine or dose will always be right for your child
VS
FACT
  • Over time, your child's symptoms may change and/or the medicine may seem less effective than it used to be
VS
MYTH FACT
  • ADHD is caused by bad parenting
  • Children with ADHD purposely lack focus and leave tasks incomplete
  • Most children will outgrow ADHD
  • The same medicine or dose will always be right for your child
  • ADHD is a neurobiological disorder; environmental factors can affect ADHD behaviors but not cause them
  • ADHD is a common medical condition that is thought to be caused by an imbalance of chemical signals in the brain. It is a condition that can be treated
  • About 70% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms during their teen years and about 50% have symptoms into adulthood
  • Over time, your child's symptoms may change and/or the medicine may seem less effective than it used to be

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.