Dosing

Quillivant XR enables healthcare professionals to fine-tune the dose* and significantly improve attention and behavior from morning through homework time
 
For a child with ADHD experiencing hyperactivity, impulsiveness, or inattention, this tailored approach* allows healthcare professionals to individually optimize the dose to help balance efficacy and side effects
 
  • With the calibrated oral dosing dispenser, dose may be precisely adjusted* to meet the unique treatment needs of the patient
  • The recommended starting dose for Quillivant XR for patients with ADHD ages 6 years and above is 20 mg
  • Quillivant XR can be adjusted weekly in increments of 10 mg to 20 mg up to a maximum daily dose of 60 mg

*Prior to treating pediatric patients and adults with CNS stimulants, including Quillivant XR, assess for the presence of cardiac disease (ie, perform a careful history, family history of sudden death or ventricular arrhythmia, and physical exam).

  • Quillivant XR MUST be reconstituted with water by a pharmacist
  • Tap bottle until powder flows freely
  • After reconstitution, the pharmacist must fully insert bottle adapter into neck of bottle (see Instructions for Use)
  • The bottle MUST be shaken vigorously (up and down) for at least 10 seconds before each use
  • Patients taking Quillivant XR for maintenance therapy should be reevaluated periodically to assess the long-term usefulness of the drug
  • Reduce dosage or discontinue therapy if patients exhibit paradoxical aggravation of symptoms or other adverse reactions, or if improvement is not observed after an appropriate dose adjustment over a 1-month period

Learn more about how to measure and administer Quillivant XR.
View instructions for use.

Example prescription

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Instructions for use

CHECK contents

Step 1. Remove the Quillivant XR bottle and oral dosing dispenser from the box. If the oral dosing dispenser is missing or not provided, please contact your pharmacist for a replacement.

Step 2. Check and make sure that the Quillivant XR bottle contains liquid medicine. If Quillivant XR is still in powder form, do not use it. Return it to your pharmacist.

SHAKE vigorously

Step 3. Shake the bottle well (up and down) for at least 10 seconds before each use.

PREPARE dose

Step 4. Uncap the bottle and check that the bottle adapter has been fully inserted into the bottle. If bottle adapter has not been inserted by the pharmacist into the bottle, insert adapter into the bottle. After the bottle adapter has been fully inserted into the bottle, it should not be removed. If the bottle adapter has not been inserted and is missing from the box, contact your pharmacist.

The bottle adapter must be fully inserted and should be even with the mouth of the bottle and must remain in place to allow the child resistant cap to work the right way.

Step 5. Check the Quillivant XR dose in milliliters (mL) as prescribed by your healthcare professional. Locate this number on the oral dosing dispenser.

Step 6. Insert tip of the oral dosing dispenser into the upright bottle and push the plunger all the way down.

Step 7. With the oral dosing dispenser in place, turn the bottle upside down. Pull the plunger to the number of mL you need (the amount of liquid medicine in Step 5). Measure the number of mL of medicine from the white end of the plunger.

Step 8. Remove the oral dosing dispenser from the bottle adapter.

ADMINISTER Quillivant XR

Step 9. Slowly squirt Quillivant XR directly into your or your child's mouth.

PROPER storage

Step 10. Cap the bottle tightly. Store the bottle upright at 59ºF to 86ºF (15ºC to 30ºC).

Step 11. Clean the oral dosing dispenser after each use by placing in the dishwasher, or by rinsing with tap water.

Remind patients that they must vigorously shake the bottle for at least 10 seconds before each dose, to ensure that the proper dose is administered.

 






 

QuilliChew ER is the only scored, extended-release methylphenidate chewable tablet that enables healthcare professionals to titrate the dose in as little as 5 mg increments* to meet the individual needs of patients with ADHD

  • Scored-tablet options allow the dose to be titrated up or down to help balance efficacy and side effects
  • Starts working in 45 minutes and lasts throughout the school day 
    *Multiple strengths provide treatment flexibility.

  • Prior to treating pediatric patients and adults with CNS stimulants, including QuilliChew ER, assess for the presence of cardiac disease (ie, perform a careful history, family history of sudden death or ventricular arrhythmia, and physical exam)
  • The recommended starting dose is 20 mg given orally once daily in the morning
  • Dosage may be increased or decreased weekly in increments of 10 mg, 15 mg, or 20 mg per day
  • Daily dosage above 60 mg is not recommended
  • Reduce dosage or discontinue therapy if patients exhibit paradoxical aggravation of symptoms or other adverse reactions, or if improvement is not observed after an appropriate dose adjustment over a 1-month period