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QUILLICHEW ER
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Drug Name:

QUILLICHEW ER CII

Generic Name and Formulations:
Methylphenidate HCl 20mg+, 30mg+, 40mg; ext-rel chew tabs; scored (+); cherry flavored; contains phenylalanine.

Company:
Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for QUILLICHEW ER:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Adults and Children:

<6yrs: not established. ≥6yrs: Individualize. Initially 20mg once daily in the AM. May titrate dose in 10mg, 15mg, or 20mg increments. Doses >60mg: not recommended. Discontinue if no improvement seen after dose adjustment over 1 month.

Contraindications:

During or within 14 days of MAOIs.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not substitute for other methylphenidate products on a mg-per-mg basis. High potential for abuse and dependence; monitor. Assess cardiovascular status prior to initiation. Avoid in known structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, or other cardiac problems. Pre-existing psychotic disorder. Depression. Bipolar disorder. Screen for risk factors in developing a manic episode prior to initiating. Consider discontinuing if new psychotic or manic symptoms occur. Peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud's phenomenon; monitor for digital changes. Monitor growth (in children), BP, HR. Reduce dose or discontinue if paradoxical aggravation of symptoms occurs. Reevaluate periodically. Phenylketonuria. Neonates. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

See Contraindications. Avoid alcohol. Concomitant MAOIs can cause hypertensive crisis.

Pharmacological Class:

CNS stimulant.

Adverse Reactions:

Appetite decreased, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, weight decreased, anxiety, dizziness, irritability, affect lability, tachycardia, BP increased; priapism.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

ER chew tabs—100

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