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Dexmethylphenidate Extended-Release

Adult ADHD
Dexmethylphenidate extended-release was also studied in people with adult ADHD, and was shown to be effective at treating adult ADHD symptoms.

When and How to Take Dexmethylphenidate Extended-Release

Some general considerations for when and how to take 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 the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For dexmethylphenidate extended-release to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing With Dexmethylphenidate Extended-Release

The dose of dexmethylphenidate extended-release your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medications you have tried for ADHD
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Dexmethylphenidate Extended-Release Dosing for more information about dosing for dexmethylphenidate extended-release.)
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