What is Quillivant XR?
Quillivant XR is the brand name for the medication methylphenidate. It is is a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine. Qullivant XR is an extended-release oral suspension of Methylphenidate used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Quillivenat XR is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first once-daily, extended-release liquid methylphenidate available for patients with ADHD.
Quillivant XR works by increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD. This medication should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.
Important Information about Quillivant XR
Quillivant XR has a risk of stroke and heart attack in adults; increased blood pressure and heart rate; sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects. Patients with known heart conditions should not take Quillivant XR.
Qullivant XR can be associated with mental or emotional problems such as; new or worse behavior and thought problems; new or worse bipolar illness; new psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices, believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or new manic symptoms in children and teenagers .
Quillivant XR Side Effects
Along with the desired effects of Quillivant XR there are often side effects associated with this medication. The side effects experienced will not e the same for each patient and will vary in severity. Most commonly patients will experience; loss of appetite, nervousness, sleeplessness, stuffy nose, trouble with sleeping, unable to sleep, and unusually warm skin.
Other common side effects to Qullivant XR require immediate medical attention, including;
- Fast heartbeat
- Chest pain
- joint pain
- skin rash or hives
If you experience any of the following symptoms of overdose seek emergency help immediately;
- confusion (severe)
- dryness of the mouth or mucous membranes
- false sense of well-being
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
- headache (severe)
- increased sweating
- large pupils
- muscle twitching
- trembling or shaking
Quillivant XR Uses
Quillivant XR is a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This medication works by increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD. Quillivant XR should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies.
Just as other stimulant medications, Quillivant XR hold a high risk of abuse. It is important to take this medication only as directed, do not share this medication with others. The misuse of QuillvantXR can result in the development of a tolerance, dependency and withdrawal syndrome.
Quillivant XR Dosage and Directions
The recommended starting dose of Quillivant XR for patients 6 years and above is 20 mg once daily in the morning. The dose may be titrated weekly in increments of 10 mg to 20 mg. Quillivant XR should be orally administered once daily in the morning with or without food.
There have not been studies on how long a patient should take Quillivant XR for ADHD. Patients should be carefully monitored and reassessed regularly to determine that this medication is being tolerate and the optimum effects are experienced.
To prevent any unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal, patients should undergo dose reduction therapy when stopping the use of Quillivant XR.