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Dexmethylphenidate Extended-Release Dosing

General Dexmethylphenidate Extended-Release Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking dexmethylphenidate extended-release include:
 
  • Dexmethylphenidate extended-release comes in capsule form. It should be taken once daily in the morning.
     
  • Dexmethylphenidate extended-release capsules contain tiny beads that release the medication slowly, so it is important to swallow the medication whole (do not chew or crush it).
     
  • For people who have difficultly swallowing, dexmethylphenidate extended-release capsules may be opened and the beads sprinkled on a spoonful of applesauce. The applesauce should be eaten right away and should not be chewed.
     
  • It does not matter if you take dexmethylphenidate extended-release with or without food. If dexmethylphenidate extended-release bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • For dexmethylphenidate extended-release to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Dexmethylphenidate extended-release will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider has prescribed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or dexmethylphenidate extended-release dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking dexmethylphenidate extended-release without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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