INDICATION

Aptensio XR® (methylphenidate HCl extended-release) is a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine. It is used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Aptensio XR is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Aptensio XR in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Aptensio XR may harm others and is against the law. Tell your physician if you, your child, or any family members have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.

What is Aptensio XR?

Aptensio XR® (methylphenidate HCl extended-release), pronounced App-ten-see-o, is a once-daily capsule of methylphenidate that is proven to control ADHD symptoms in children aged 6 and older.

Methylphenidate is the most commonly prescribed medication for ADHD.

How does Aptensio XR work?

Aptensio XR delivers medication for up to 12 hours.

About 40% of the medicine is delivered as immediate-release to help your child start the day. About 60% of the medicine is delivered as extended-release to help your child later in the day.

Aptensio XR is designed to deliver medicine from hour 1 to hour 12.

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  • In a study, patients were tested 1, 2, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9, 10.5, and 12 hours after taking Aptensio XR. Improvements in ADHD symptoms were seen at each of these times.

When does Aptensio XR take effect?

Aptensio XR was studied in children, adolescents, and adults.

Following oral administration of Aptensio XR in adults, plasma methylphenidate concentration increases rapidly, reaching an initial maximum at about 2 hours, followed by a gradual descending concentration over the next 4 to 6 hours, after which a gradual increase begins, reaching a second peak at approximately 8 hours.

Aptensio XR peaks twice throughout the day

if Aptensio XR is right for your child.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Aptensio XR is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Aptensio XR in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse.