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Methylphenidate Extended Release Dosing

The dose of methylphenidate extended release your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Which methylphenidate extended release product you are using
  • Other narcolepsy or ADHD medications you have tried
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
Click the following for more information about dosing for methylphenidate extended release:
 
 

Side Effects of Methylphenidate Extended Release

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with methylphenidate extended release. However, not everyone who takes this drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
The most common side effects of methylphenidate extended release include:
 
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite (anorexia)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Weight loss.
     
Click these links for more information about potential side effects, including serious side effects to look out for:
 
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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