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Methylphenidate ER Oral Suspension Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Methylphenidate ER oral suspension has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking methylphenidate ER oral suspension were carefully documented and compared with the side effects that occurred in a similar group taking a placebo (a "medicine" containing no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
 
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of methylphenidate ER oral suspension included:
 
  • Mood swings -- in up to 9 percent of people
  • Scratches or scrapes to the skin -- up to 4 percent
  • Insomnia (especially in the beginning of treatment) -- up to 2 percent
  • Decreased appetite -- up to 2 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 2 percent
  • Tics (sudden, repetitive movements that are difficult to control) -- up to 2 percent
  • Motion sickness -- up to 2 percent
  • Eye pain -- up to 2 percent
  • Rash -- up to 2 percent.
 
Based on clinical studies of other medicines containing methylphenidate (the active drug in methylphenidate ER oral suspension), other possible side effects may include:
 
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • A spinning or whirling sensation
  • Tremor
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased blood pressure
  • A forceful, fast, or skipped heartbeat
  • Increased sweating
  • Fever.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking methylphenidate ER oral suspension or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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