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 should my child take Aptensio XR?

Aptensio XR® (methylphenidate HCl extended-release) comes in 7 dosing strengths—10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 50 mg, and 60 mg. Multiple dosage strengths help the doctor find the right dose for your child.

Aptensio XR can be taken before school or other morning activities.

Capsules are not shown at actual size.

Aptensio XR should be taken exactly as prescribed, at the same time each day.

You and your child can figure out what time works best, and stick to that routine.

Aptensio XR can be swallowed whole or the capsule can be opened and the contents sprinkled on applesauce.

It is important that your child takes the entire contents of the capsule immediately, and does not chew the beads.

Aptensio XR can be taken with or without food.

Whether your child prefers to take it with food or without, it should be taken the same way each time.

From time to time, your child's doctor may stop Aptensio XR treatment for a while to check ADHD symptoms.

The doctor may do regular checks of the blood, heart, and blood pressure. Children should also have their height and weight checked often while taking Aptensio XR. Treatment may be stopped if a problem is found during these checkups.

Your child's doctor will determine which dose of Aptensio XR is right for your child.

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.