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Attenta

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Generic Name: Methylphenidate hydrochloride
Product Name: Attenta

Indication

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Narcolepsy

Action

Proposed mode of action of psychostimulants in ADHD is enhancement of dopaminergic and noradrenergic neurotransmission.
This aims to reduce functional impairment across a range of settings (including home, school and peer relationships) and minimize long term adverse effects on academic performance, vocational success, social and emotional development.

Dose advice

ADHD in school age children: Initially 5-10mg daily given in 1-3 divided doses, increasing by daily dose by 5-10mg each week to a maximum of 40mg/day. When total daily dose is > 10mg/day give in 2-3 divided doses
ADHD in adults: Initially 10mg each morning, gradually increase daily dose as indicated clinically, by 5-10mg at weekly intervals to a maximum of 60mg/day.
Narcolepsy in adults: Initially 5mg twice daily (morning and noon), gradually increase to 20-30mg daily. Maximum of 60mg/day.

Schedule

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Common side effects

Most adverse effects are dose dependent
Nausea
Loss of appetite
Anxiety
Insomnia
Dry mouth

Uncommon side effects

Movement disorders
Tics
Rash
Weight loss
Growth retardation

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For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


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