Concerta

Concerta

methylphenidate

Manufacturer:

Janssen

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Methylphenidate HCl
Indications/Uses
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Individualize dosage, to be taken once daily in the morning. Dose may be adjusted in increments to max: 54 mg daily, at wkly interval. Patient new to methylphenidate Adult 18 or 36 mg once daily. Childn 18 mg once daily. Patient currently using methylphenidate 10-60 mg bd or tds.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Swallow whole, do not divide/chew/crush.
Contraindications
Marked anxiety, tension, agitation, glaucoma; Tourette's syndrome. Concomitant or w/in 14 days of MAOI therapy. Childn <6 yr.
Special Precautions
Structural cardiac abnormalities. Onset or exacerbation of motor & verbal tics; growth suppression w/ long-term therapy; preexisting GI narrowing or w/ dysphagia; severe depression & fatigue; may exacerbate symptoms of behavior disturbance & thought disorder in psychotic patients; patients whose underlying conditions may be compromised by increases in BP or heart rate; history of drug dependence/alcoholism & seizures. Periodic hematologic monitoring during prolonged therapy. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, abdominal & nasal/throat pain, vomiting, irritability, tic, sleeplessness, fever, diarrhea, cough, dizziness, anxiety, stomachache, decreased appetite, agitation, rash. HTN.
Drug Interactions
MAOIs. Vasopressor agents; coumarin anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, TCAs, SSRIs. Clonidine & centrally-acting α2-agonists.
ATC Classification
N06BA04 - methylphenidate ; Belongs to the class of centrally-acting sympathomimetics. Used as CNS stimulant.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Concerta XR tab 18 mg
Packing/Price
30's
Form
Concerta XR tab 36 mg
Packing/Price
30's
Form
Concerta XR tab 27 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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