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Brand name: Methylphenidate XR (Sandoz) TM

Active ingredients: methylphenidate

What it is used for

METHYLPHENIDATE SANDOZ XR is indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Treatment should be commenced by a specialist.,A diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD; DSM-IV) implies the presence of hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that caused impairment and were present before age 7 years.,Need for comprehensive treatment programme METHYLPHENIDATE SANDOZ XR is indicated as an integral part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include other measures (psychological, educational and social) for patients with this syndrome. Stimulants are not intended for use in the patient who exhibits symptoms secondary to environmental factors and/or other primary psychiatric disorders, including psychosis. Appropriate educational placement is essential and psychosocial intervention is often helpful. When remedial measures alone are insufficient, the decision to prescribe stimulant medication will depend upon the physicians assessment of the chronicity and severity of the patients symptoms.,Long term use The effectiveness of methylphenidate hydrochloride extended release tablets for long-term use has not been systematically evaluated in controlled trials. Therefore the physician who elects to use METHYLPHENIDATE SANDOZ XR for extended periods should periodically re-evaluate the long-term usefulness of the drug for the individual patient.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Keep Container Tightly Closed/Airtight
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Yellow film coated, capsule-shaped, biconvex tablet with '2392' printed in black ink on one side.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is Schedule 8 : Controlled Drug.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient methylphenidate

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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