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  • Generic Name: (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 03/2016
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      QuilliChew ER is a medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). QuilliChew ER is an extended-release medicine (a type of tablet that releases medicine into your body throughout the day).

      QuilliChew ER is a federally controlled substance because it has abuse potential.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      QuilliChew ER works by changing the amount of certain chemicals in your brain, thereby improving symptoms of ADHD.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: In studies, QuilliChew ER has been shown to improve symptoms of ADHD, as measured by a symptom rating scale that is commonly used to assess this condition in a classroom setting.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's instructions. It is important that you take QuilliChew ER exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may start to notice an improvement in your symptoms. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions from time to time to assess how well your medicine is working and to check for improvement of your condition.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      QuilliChew ER has the potential to be abused or to lead to dependence. Keep QuilliChew ER in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away QuilliChew ER may harm others and is against the law.

      More common side effects may include: decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, abdominal (stomach area) pain, decreased weight, anxiety, dizziness, irritability, mood swings, fast heartbeat, increased blood pressure.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Mental problems, with symptoms such as new or worse behavior and thought problems, new or worse bipolar illness, or hallucinations.

      Circulation problems in your fingers and toes, with symptoms such as feeling numb, cool, or painful; or changing color (such as from pale to blue to red).

      Painful or prolonged erections.

      QuilliChew ER may also cause serious heart problems (such as a sudden heart attack), increased blood pressure and heart rate, or weight loss and slowing of growth rate in children.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not take QuilliChew ER if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

      Do not take QuilliChew ER if you are taking a medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (such as phenelzine or selegiline) or have taken any within the past 14 days.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with QuilliChew ER. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, mental problems (including bipolar illness or depression), circulation problems in your fingers or toes, phenylketonuria (an inability to process phenylalanine, a protein in your body), or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults and children ≥6 years: The recommended starting dose is 20 milligrams once a day. Your healthcare provider may adjust your dose as needed, until the desired effect is achieved.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Take QuilliChew ER exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking QuilliChew ER without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      Take QuilliChew ER in the morning, with or without food.

      If you do not feel an improvement in your symptoms after 1 month of treatment, notify your healthcare provider.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not drink alcohol while you are taking QuilliChew ER.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      If QuilliChew ER is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining QuilliChew ER with MAOIs.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of QuilliChew ER during pregnancy are unknown. QuilliChew ER may be found in your breast milk if you take it while breastfeeding. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of QuilliChew ER, contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist for advice.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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