METHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE- methylphenidate hydrochloride tablet
Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Read the Medication Guide that comes with methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets before you or your child starts taking it 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 methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.
What is the most important information I should know about methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets?
The following have been reported with use of methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets and other stimulant medicines.
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 methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.
Your doctor should check your or your child’s blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment with methylphenidate 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 methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.
2. Mental (Psychiatric) problems:
Children and Teenagers
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 methylphenidate hydrochloride, 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
What are methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets?
Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets are a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine. It is used for the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD.
Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.
Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets are also used in the treatment of a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.
Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets may harm others, and is against the law.
Tell your doctor if you or your child have (or have a family history of) ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.
Who should not take methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets?
Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets should not be taken if you or your child:
Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets should not be used in children less than 6 years old because it has not been studied in this age group.
Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets may not be right for you or your child. Before starting methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets tell your or your child’s doctor about all health conditions (or a family history of) including:
Tell your doctor if you or your child is pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Can methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets be taken with other medicines?
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines that you or your child takes including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets and some medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Sometimes the doses of other medicines will need to be adjusted while taking methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.
Your doctor will decide whether methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets can be taken with other medicines.
Especially tell your doctor if you or your child takes:
Know the medicines that you or your child takes. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist.
Do not start any new medicine while taking methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets without talking to your doctor first.
How should methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets be taken?
What are possible side effects of methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets?
See “What is the most important information I should know about methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets? ”for information on reported heart and mental problems.
Other serious side effects include:
Common side effects include:
Talk to your doctor if you or your child has side effects that are bothersome or do not go away.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should I s tore methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets?
Protect from light.
Keep methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them and it is against the law.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets that was written for healthcare professionals. For more information about methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets call 1-866-495-8330.
Whatare the ingredients in methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets?
Inactive Ingredients:Methylphenidate hydrochloride tablets contain inactive ingredients: compressible sugar, colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C yellow no. 10 (5 mg and 20 mg tablets), lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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