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 can treatment help my child?

Treatment for ADHD is often a combination of behavioral therapy, parent education, and medication.

Medication can help children with ADHD manage their symptoms at school and at home.

Stimulants are the most common and widely tested type of medication for ADHD. They are thought to increase available amounts of certain chemicals in the brain.* Examples of stimulants include methylphenidate, dextroamphetamine, and dextroamphetamine-amphetamine.

* Methylphenidate is thought to block the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine into the presynaptic neuron and increase the release of these monoamines into the extraneuronal space.

Approximately 6 out of 10 children with ADHD take medication to help control their symptoms.

It is important to work with your child's doctor to choose a that fits 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.