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Methylphenidate ER Oral Suspension Side Effects

Some common side effects of methylphenidate ER oral suspension include a rash, scrapes to the skin, and insomnia. In many cases, side effects of this medicine are minor and can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. If you experience serious side effects -- such as chest pain, thoughts of suicide, or signs of an allergic reaction -- report them to your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Methylphenidate ER Oral Suspension

As with any medicine, methylphenidate ER oral suspension (Quillivant XR™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with methylphenidate ER oral suspension. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Methylphenidate ER Oral Suspension Side Effects

Some methylphenidate ER oral suspension side effects should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These potential reactions include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction to methylphenidate ER oral suspension, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing
  • Signs of heart problems, such as:
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Dizziness or fainting
    • A rapid, forceful, or abnormal heartbeat
  • Unusual thoughts or behaviors
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
  • Signs of Raynaud's disease, such as cold and numb fingers and toes
  • Abnormally long-lasting or frequent painful erections of the penis in males of any age
  • Hearing or seeing things that are not real (hallucinations)
  • Believing things that are not real, or feeling suspicious (delusions)
  • An abnormally elevated mood
  • Agitation, irritability, or restlessness
  • Ongoing or extreme difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Depression
  • Abnormal or uncontrollable repetitive movements
  • The urge to take more methylphenidate ER oral suspension than prescribed or for a nonmedical purpose.
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