DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE- dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablet 
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MEDICATION GUIDE FOR DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE (dex meth ill FEN i date) HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS, CII

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Read the Medication Guide that comes with dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets before you or your child starts taking them and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your or your child’s treatment with dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.

What is the most important information I should know about dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets?

The following have been reported with use of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride and other stimulant medicines.

1. Heart-related problems:

sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects
stroke and heart attack in adults
increased blood pressure and heart rate

Tell your doctor if you or your child have any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems.

Your doctor should check you or your child carefully for heart problems before starting dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.

Your doctor should check your or your child’s blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment with dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.

Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.

2. Mental (Psychiatric) problems:

All Patients

new or worse behavior and thought problems
new or worse bipolar illness
new or worse aggressive behavior or hostility

Children and Teenagers

new psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices, believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or new manic symptoms

Tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your child have, or about a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression.

Call your doctor right away if you or your child have any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems while taking dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets, especially seeing or hearing things that are not real, believing things that are not real, or are suspicious.

3. Circulation problems in fingers and toes [Peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud’s phenomenon]: fingers or toes may feel numb, cool, painful, and/or may change color from pale, to blue, to red

Tell your doctor if you have or your child has numbness, pain, skin color change, or sensitivity to temperature in your fingers or toes.
Call your doctor right away if you have or your child has any signs of unexplained wounds appearing on fingers or toes while taking dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets

What are dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets?

Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets are a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine. They are used for the treatment of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD.

Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride tablets should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.

Revised: 07/2014
 
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