This list of FAQs can help you understand ADHD, available treatments, and Cotempla XR-ODT specifically. If there are any questions you still have that aren’t answered here, please consult with your child’s doctor.
There are two main types of ADHD medications: stimulant and non-stimulant medications. Medications also come in several different forms to meet the different needs of patients. This includes orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs), liquids, patches, capsules and tablets. Before medication treatment begins, your child’s doctor should discuss the benefits and the possible side effects of these medications.
Medications for ADHD can be very effective but they are not a cure for ADHD. Medications can help children control his or her ADHD symptoms on the day the medication is taken. If a child does not take their medication, you should not expect to see improvement in their symptoms. Treatment for ADHD varies with each patient, and a treatment plan that includes ADHD medication may help your child manage this condition.
At times, many children can have trouble focusing and paying attention. All kids make careless mistakes in their school work…or forget to do their homework from time to time. Children with ADHD have significantly more challenges in their concentration, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that can negatively impact them at school and at home. If you are concerned that your child might have ADHD, make an appointment with his or her doctor.
Cotempla XR-ODT (methylphenidate) is an extended-release orally disintegrating tablet approved for the treatment of ADHD in children ages 6 to 17. “Extended release” means the active drug is released in the body throughout the day. ODT means “orally disintegrating tablet.” Cotempla XR-ODT dissolves quickly in the mouth so that your child does not need to swallow it whole and can be taken without water.
Yes. In a clinical study, Cotempla XR-ODT was shown to work fast and improve attention and behavior throughout the day. Learn more about the Cotempla XR-ODT clinical study by clicking here. It is important to remember that everybody is different and results will vary from patient to patient.
An orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) dissolves quickly in the mouth without water.
The course of treatment with ADHD medications depends on the individual patient’s situation and response to overall treatment. Your child’s doctor may talk to you about trial periods without medication to assess your child’s response to treatment. Your child’s doctor will talk to you about the risks and benefits of stopping treatment.
Cotempla XR-ODT is a stimulant medication. Many researchers and clinicians believe that stimulant medications like Cotempla XR-ODT can have an immediate effect on ADHD symptoms. Of course, all patients are different and results will vary from patient to patient.
There are many different ADHD medications available for patients with ADHD. Each medication has a unique side effect profile. Click here to learn more about the side effects patients experienced while taking Cotempla XR-ODT in our clinical study. Your child’s doctor will be able to provide you with information on the most common side effects of other ADHD medications.
If you suspect an accidental overdose of Cotempla XR-ODT, call your child’s doctor or poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Do not give Cotempla XR-ODT to your child if they are:
Cotempla XR-ODT can cause serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider about health conditions, including if your child:
Common side effects of Cotempla XR-ODT include:
These are not all the possible side effects of Cotempla XR-ODT. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.