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Metadate ER® (methylphenidate extended-release) is prescribed for the treatment of:
As a long-acting form of methylphenidate, it typically only needs to be taken once a day.
This medication comes in the form of a tablet. Because it is a stimulant and is commonly abused, there are special rules for prescribing it.
Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible, including insomnia, nausea, and nervousness. To minimize potential risks with Metadate ER, make sure your healthcare provider has a current list of any other drugs you are taking, including nonprescription products, as well as up-to-date information on your medical history. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Metadate ER for more information, including a detailed description of the drug's effects and dosing tips to help you get the most out of each dose.)