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Dexmethylphenidate Side Effects

Dexmethylphenidate Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with dexmethylphenidate that you should report to your healthcare provider. These side effects include but not limited to:
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • Chest tightness, chest pain, or heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression (see Focalin and Depression)
  • Behavior that is more outgoing or aggressive than normal
  • Abnormally long-lasting or frequent painful erections of the penis in males of any age
  • Strange behavior, agitation, or restlessness
  • Hallucinations (or seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not really there)
  • Fainting or seizures
  • Uncontrolled movements of the head, neck, mouth, arms, or legs (known as tics)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained skin rash, itching, hives, wheezing or trouble breathing, or unexplained swelling.

Rare Dexmethylphenidate Side Effects

There are other possible dexmethylphenidate side effects that can occur. These side effects were not reported in short-term studies of dexmethylphenidate. However, these side effects were reported in methylphenidate (which is very similar to dexmethylphenidate). Given that they were not actually reported for dexmethylphenidate, it can be difficult to tell whether these side effects are caused by the medication or something else.
Some of these rare side effects of dexmethylphenidate include but are not limited to:
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