- Generic Name and Brand Name
- Uses of Methylphenidate Oral Solution
- What to Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Methylphenidate Oral Solution
- Things to Know or Do While Taking Methylphenidate Oral Solution
- How to Take Methylphenidate Oral Solution
- Side Effects to Watch For
- How to Store and Dispose of Methylphenidate Oral Solution
- Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Further Information
Generic Name and Brand Name
The generic name of this medicine is Methylphenidate Oral Solution, while its brand name is Methylin. It belongs to the drug class CNS stimulants.
It is important to note that this medicine has a risk of abuse and misuse. It should only be used as prescribed by a doctor. Patients should inform their doctor if they have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction.
Uses of Methylphenidate Oral Solution
Methylphenidate Oral Solution is primarily used to treat attention deficit problems with hyperactivity and narcolepsy. However, it may also be prescribed for other reasons, as determined by a doctor.
What to Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Methylphenidate Oral Solution
Prior to taking Methylphenidate Oral Solution, patients should inform their doctor if they are allergic to methylphenidate or any other part of the medicine. They should also disclose any health problems they have, including glaucoma, agitation, anxiety, overactive thyroid, blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, heart structure problems or other heart problems, Tourette’s syndrome or tics, or if they have ever had a stroke. Patients should also inform their doctor if they have taken certain drugs for depression or Parkinson’s disease in the last 14 days or if they are taking any other drugs or supplements.
Things to Know or Do While Taking Methylphenidate Oral Solution
Patients taking Methylphenidate Oral Solution should inform all healthcare providers that they are taking this medicine. They should also avoid driving or performing tasks that require alertness until they know how the medicine affects them. Patients should be aware of the potential for heart attacks, strokes, and sudden deaths, especially in adults taking the medicine. They should also have their blood pressure and heart rate checked regularly and be aware of the potential for seizures. Patients should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Methylphenidate Oral Solution and should inform their doctor if they are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
How to Take Methylphenidate Oral Solution
Methylphenidate Oral Solution should be taken as prescribed by a doctor. Patients should take the medicine 30 to 45 minutes before meals and measure liquid doses carefully. If taking the medicine more than once a day, patients should take the last dose of the day before 6 PM. Patients should not take more than the prescribed dose and should limit their use of caffeine while taking the medicine.
Side Effects to Watch For
Patients should be aware of potential side effects while taking Methylphenidate Oral Solution, including dizziness, sleepiness, dry mouth, headache, upset stomach or vomiting, weight loss, nervousness and excitability, trouble sleeping, stomach pain or heartburn, and nose or throat irritation. Patients should also be aware of more serious side effects that require immediate medical attention, such as signs of an allergic reaction, high blood pressure, liver problems, joint pain, purple patches on the skin or mouth, seizures, shakiness, trouble controlling body movements, sweating a lot, restlessness, change in color of hands or feet from pale to blue or red, numbness, pain, tingling, or cold feeling of the hands or feet, sores or wounds on the fingers or toes, muscle pain or weakness, dark urine, trouble passing urine, change in sex interest, painful erection lasting longer than 4 hours, new or worse behavior and mood changes, and hallucinations.
How to Store and Dispose of Methylphenidate Oral Solution
Methylphenidate Oral Solution should be stored at room temperature and protected from light. It should be kept in a dry place and out of reach of children and pets. Unused or expired medicine should be thrown away properly, and patients should not flush it down the toilet or pour it down the drain unless instructed to do so by a healthcare provider.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
If symptoms or health problems do not improve or worsen, patients should contact their doctor. They should not share their medicine with others or take anyone else’s medicine. Patients should read the extra patient fact sheet called a Medication Guide that comes with the medicine and report any potential overdose to a poison control center or seek medical care immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about Methylphenidate Oral Solution, patients can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section on the Phentermin375.com website.