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Dexmethylphenidate Hcl
Dexmethylphenidate is a stimulant that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dexmethylphenidate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Dexmethylphenidate Hcl
Attention Disorders

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Frequently Asked Questions

Stimulants have caused stroke, heart attack, and sudden death in people with high blood pressure, heart disease, or a heart defect.

Dexmethylphenidate may cause new or worsening psychosis (unusual thoughts or behavior), especially if you have a history of depression, mental illness, or bipolar disorder.

Call your doctor right away if you have: signs of heart problems--chest pain, feeling light-headed or short of breath; or signs of psychosis--paranoia, aggression, new thought or behavior problems, seeing or hearing things that are not real.

Dexmethylphenidate may be habit-forming. Tell your doctor if you have a history of drug or alcohol addiction. Keep the medication where others cannot get to it.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Focalin Tablet 5 Mg10 Mg2.5 Mg
Focalin XR Capsule ER Biphasic 50-50 10 Mg35 Mg30 Mg25 Mg40 Mg15 Mg5 Mg20 Mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Dexmethylphenidate Hcl Er Capsule ER Biphasic 50-50 10 Mg35 Mg25 Mg15 Mg20 Mg30 Mg5 Mg40 Mg
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride Tablet 5 Mg10 Mg2.5 Mg
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride ER Capsule ER Biphasic 50-50 15 Mg25 Mg40 Mg20 Mg5 Mg10 Mg30 Mg35 Mg