Metadate ER is manufactured by UCB, Inc. A generic version of the drug is made by several different manufacturers.
What Is This Drug Used For?
As mentioned, the drug is licensed to treat ADHD. In addition to hyperactivity (having trouble sitting still), people with ADHD have problems paying attention, focusing, and controlling their behavior. While most people think of ADHD as a problem in children, it can also occur in adults (see Adult ADHD)
. However, Metadate ER is not approved for use in adults (see Metadate and Adults)
Metadate ER is also licensed for the treatment of narcolepsy. This is a condition that involves falling asleep uncontrollably and at unusual times. People who have this condition often appear paralyzed when they are asleep and have hallucinations when falling asleep. They also often fall asleep several times during the day.