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General Information

Quillivant XR is a As soon as daily, extended-release liquid formulation of methylphenidate HCL, a nerves inside the body stimulant.
Quillivant XR is particularly approved for the treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children.

Quillivant XR is supplied as a liquid answer made for oral administration. The recommended dose of Quillivant XR for patients 6 years and above is 20 mg orally When daily within the morning with or with out food. The dose could be titrated weekly in increments of 10 mg to 20 mg. Daily doses above 60 mg have not been studied and are not recommended. Before administering the dose, vigorously shake the bottle of Quillivant XR for at least 10 seconds, to make sure that the correct dose is administered.
Clinical Outcomes

FDA Approval
The FDA approval of Quillivant XR was based on a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, multicenter, laboratory classroom study of 45 pediatrics (ages 6 to 12 years) with ADHD. There was an open-label dose optimization period (four to six weeks) with an initial 20mg dose of Quillivant XR When every day in the morning. The dose was titrated weekly in 10 or 20mg increments until an optimal dose or maximum dose of 60mg per day was reached. Subjects then entered a two-week double-blind, crossover treating the individually optimized dose of Quillivant XR or placebo. At the end of each and every week, the attention and behavior from the patients in the laboratory classroom had been evaluated while using SKAMP rating scale. Quillivant XR significantly improved ADHD symptoms in comparison to placebo in the main endpoint of 4 hours post-dose, and in a secondary analysis, showed significant improvement at each time point measured, from 45 minutes to 12 hours Following dosing.
Negative effects

Adverse effects linked to the utilization of Quillivant XR might contain, but you are not limited to, these:

  •    appetite decreased

  •    insomnia

  •    nausea

  •    vomiting

  •    dyspepsia

  •    abdominal discomfort

  •    weight decreased

  •    anxiety

  •    dizziness

  •    irritability

  •    impact lability

  •    tachycardia

  •    blood pressure increased

Mechanism of Action
Quillivant XR is really a When every day, extended-release liquid formulation of methylphenidate HCL, a nerves inside the body stimulant. The exact mechanism of action in ADHD is unknown. The drug is shown to block the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine to the presynaptic neuron and increase the release of these monoamines to the extraneuronal space.

Literature References
Childress AC, Sallee FR, Berry SA Single-dose pharmacokinetics of NWP06, an extended-release methylphenidate suspension, in kids and adolescents with ADHD. Postgraduate Medicine 2011 Sep;123(5):80-8

Additional information
For additional information relating to Quillivant XR or ADHD, please go to the Quillivant XR website.

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