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Dexmethylphenidate: Oral capsule, biphasic release

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Dexmethylphenidate 15mg ER Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: TEVA 5552 
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Dexmethylphenidate 30mg ER Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: TEVA 5554 
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Dexmethylphenidate 40mg ER Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: TEVA 5562 
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Dexmethylphenidate 30mg ER Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: MYLAN DE 30 MYLAN DE 30 
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Dexmethylphenidate 15mg ER Cap
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: NVR D15 
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Dexmethylphenidate 30mg ER Cap
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: NVR D30 
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Dexmethylphenidate 40mg ER Cap
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: NVR D40 
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Dexmethylphenidate 15mg ER Cap
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 428 
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Dexmethylphenidate 30mg ER Cap
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 430 
How This Drug Works
ADHD Agents
ADHD agents are most often stimulants that increase alertness, wakefulness, focus and concentration. They help when neurotransmitters between neurons within the brain are unable to send signals past the synapse.
"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, agents are most often stimulants that increase alertness, wakefulness, focus and concentration. They help when neurotransmitters between neurons within the brain are unable to send signals past the synapse. <br><br> This inability to transmit signals is due to either the existence of too few transmitters or because the neurotransmitters are recycled too quickly, thus inhibiting the transmission of the signal to the next neuron. This decreases the ability to concentrate or focus.<br><br> ADHD stimulants increase the amount of neurotransmitters between neurons by either releasing more neurotransmitters from the synapse or blocking or slowing their recycling process. This increases the signalâ¬"s effectivness between neurons and makes the pathways in the brain more efficient, thus improving the ability to concentrate or focus."
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Dexmethylphenidate: Oral capsule, biphasic release

What is this medicine?

DEXMETHYLPHENIDATE (dex meth ill FEN i date) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Federal law prohibits the transfer of this medicine to any person other than the person for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else.


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Dexmethylphenidate: Oral capsule, biphasic release
Usage by Gender
31.63%
68.37%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
83.21%
9.64%
4.28%
2.87%