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 are the most common symptoms of ADHD?

The 3 key symptoms of ADHD are hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Symptoms must occur in more than 1 setting (for example, both at home and school) and be present for at least 6 months. They tend to be disruptive and inappropriate for your child's level of development.

BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERACTIVE AND IMPULSIVE SYMPTOMS
  • Fidgets with hands and feet/squirms in seat
  • Moves around when expected to remain seated
  • Runs or climbs when not appropriate
  • Unable to play quietly
  • Often seems to be on the go
  • Talks excessively
  • Blurts out answers before question is completed
  • Has trouble waiting his/her turn
  • Interrupts conversations, games, or activities
BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH INATTENTIVE SYMPTOMS
  • Does not pay attention to detail
  • Has trouble holding attention at home, school, or during play
  • Does not listen when spoken to
  • Does not follow through on instructions
  • Has trouble organizing tasks and activities
  • Avoids tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Often loses things, such as homework, glasses, or cell phones
  • Is easily distracted
  • Is often forgetful in daily activities
Adapted from the American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, 2013.

What can I do if I think my child may have ADHD?

If you believe your child has some of these symptoms, it's important to talk to his or her doctor. The doctor will help you determine if your child has 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.