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Dosing With Dexmethylphenidate

The dose of dexmethylphenidate your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other ADHD medications you have tried
  • 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 Dosing for more information about dosing for dexmethylphenidate.)

Side Effects of Dexmethylphenidate

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with dexmethylphenidate. However, not everyone who takes dexmethylphenidate will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate dexmethylphenidate well. When dexmethylphenidate side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of dexmethylphenidate include:
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Fever
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea.
Dexmethylphenidate can cause high blood pressure. Usually, this increase in blood pressure is temporary and does not cause any problems. Dexmethylphenidate can also increase the chance of seizures and can make certain heart conditions and mental problems worse.
(Click Dexmethylphenidate Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of dexmethylphenidate, including serious side effects to look out for. You can also read about other possible side effects by going to:
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