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Overdose With Methylphenidate Extended Release

People who take too much methylphenidate extended release may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Hyperactivity (trouble sitting still)
  • Fast breathing
  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Muscle pains
  • Shakiness
  • Aggressiveness
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there).
If you happen to overdose on methylphenidate extended release, seek medical attention immediately.
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Methylphenidate Extended Release: Storage Methods

Methylphenidate extended release products should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. The tablets and capsules should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep methylphenidate extended release and all medications out of the reach of children.

Methylphenidate Extended Release: What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your methylphenidate extended release as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. If you take a dose after morning, it may cause trouble sleeping. Do not take a double dose of methylphenidate extended release.
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