This medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Methylphenidate belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills. NVR R20 Pill Images (White / Capsule-shape) Rxonline365.com.
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking methylphenidate and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
There are different brands and forms of this medication available. They may not have the same effects and may not be interchangeable. Do not change brands or forms without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily before or with breakfast. If you have an upset stomach, you may take this medication with food. Taking this medication late in the day may cause trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Do not break, crush, or chew this medication. Doing so can release all of the drugs at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Swallow the capsules whole. If you have trouble swallowing the capsule, you may open the capsule and carefully sprinkle its contents on a spoonful of cool applesauce. Swallow all of the mixtures right away without chewing it. Then drink a glass of cool liquid to make sure you have swallowed all of the doses. Do not prepare the mixture ahead of time.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages while you are taking this medication. Drinking alcohol may increase the amount of this medication in your body which may cause serious side effects.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
When used for a long time, this medication may not work as well.
Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). NVR R20 Pill Images (White / Capsule-shape) Rxonline365.com.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.