QUILLICHEW ER® Patient Profiles

Helping you identify patients with ADHD who may be right for QuilliChew ER® (methylphenidate HCl)

QuilliChew ER offers 3 dosage strengths and 2 scored tablet options, which may enable you to individualize the dose* to help meet the specific treatment needs of your patients with ADHD.

Meet Sarah
  • 12 years old, 7th grade
  • Currently taking a short-acting medication for ADHD
  • Sarah's caregiver feels she may need a long-acting medication as she gets ready to enter her teens
ADHD Girl In Class Smiling
ADHD Boy Outside Smiling
Meet James
  • 15 years old, 10th grade
  • Is a busy high-schooler who needs a long-acting ADHD medication to keep up with him
  • Parents value the dosing flexibility QuilliChew ER offers with different dosage strengths
  • Parents and patient prefer a tablet

*Prior to treating children 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) and risk for abuse. 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 side effects, or if improvement is not observed after an appropriate dose adjustment over a 1-month period.

CNS, central nervous system.

Important Safety Information

WARNING: ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

CNS stimulants, including DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, QuilliChew ER, and other amphetamine-containing or methylphenidate-containing products, have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Assess the risk of abuse prior to prescribing and monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy.

  • DYANAVEL XR (amphetamine), Quillivant XR (methylphenidate HCI), and QuilliChew ER (methylphenidate HCI) are contraindicated:

    • in patients known to be hypersensitive to amphetamine, methylphenidate, or other components of DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, and QuilliChew ER. Hypersensitivity reactions, such as angioedema and anaphylactic reactions, have been reported.

    • in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), or within 14 days of stopping MAOIs, because of risk of hypertensive crisis.

  • Avoid use in patients with known structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious cardiac arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, and other serious cardiac problems. Sudden death, stroke, and myocardial infarction have been reported in adults treated with CNS stimulants at recommended doses. Sudden death has been reported in pediatric patients with structural cardiac abnormalities and other serious cardiac problems when taking CNS stimulants at recommended doses for ADHD. Further evaluate patients who develop exertional chest pain, unexplained syncope, or arrhythmias during treatment with DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, and QuilliChew ER.

  • CNS stimulants cause increase in blood pressure (mean increase approximately 2 to 4 mm Hg) and heart rate (mean increase about 3 to 6 bpm). Monitor all patients for tachycardia and hypertension.

  • CNS stimulants may exacerbate symptoms of behavior disturbance and thought disorder in patients with a preexisting psychotic disorder. They may induce a mixed/manic episode in patients with bipolar disorder. Assess for presence of bipolar disorder prior to initiating treatment. At recommended doses, stimulants may cause psychotic or manic symptoms, e.g., hallucinations, delusional thinking, or mania, in patients without prior history of psychotic illness or mania. If such symptoms occur, consider discontinuing DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, or QuilliChew ER.

  • CNS stimulants have been associated with weight loss and slowing of growth rate in pediatric patients with ADHD; monitor weight and height during treatment with DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, and QuilliChew ER. Treatment may need to be interrupted in children not growing or gaining weight as expected.

  • CNS stimulants are associated with peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud’s phenomenon. Signs and symptoms are usually intermittent and mild; very rare sequelae include digital ulceration and/or soft tissue breakdown. Careful observation for digital changes is necessary during treatment with ADHD stimulants.

  • Cases of painful and prolonged penile erections and priapism have been reported with methylphenidate products. Immediate medical attention should be sought if signs or symptoms of prolonged penile erections or priapism are observed.

  • Serotonin syndrome risk is increased when DYANAVEL XR is co-administered with serotonergic agents (e.g., SSRIs, SNRIs, triptans), MAOIs, and during overdosage situations. If it occurs, discontinue DYANAVEL XR and any concomitant serotonergic agents immediately, and initiate supportive treatment.

  • QuilliChew ER contains phenylalanine, a component of aspartame, and can be harmful to patients with phenylketonuria (PKU).

  • Most common adverse reactions observed with amphetamine products: dry mouth, anorexia, weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, insomnia, restlessness, emotional lability, dizziness, and tachycardia.

  • Based on limited experience with DYANAVEL XR in controlled trials, the adverse reaction profile of DYANAVEL XR appears similar to other amphetamine extended-release products. The most common (≥2% in the DYANAVEL XR group and greater than placebo) adverse reactions reported in the Phase 3 controlled study conducted in 108 patients with ADHD (aged 6 to 12 years) were: epistaxis (DYANAVEL XR 4%, placebo 0%), allergic rhinitis (4%, 0%) and upper abdominal pain (4%, 2%).

  • Based on accumulated data from other methylphenidate products, the most common (≥5% and twice the rate of placebo) adverse reactions are: appetite decreased, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, weight decreased, anxiety, dizziness, irritability, affect lability, tachycardia, blood pressure increased.

  • There is limited experience with Quillivant XR and QuilliChew ER in controlled trials.

    • Quillivant XR: The most common (≥2% in the Quillivant XR group and greater than placebo) adverse reactions reported in the Phase 3 controlled study conducted in 45 ADHD patients (ages 6 to 12 years) in Quillivant XR compared to placebo were affect lability (9% Quillivant XR, 2% placebo), excoriation (4%, 0%), initial insomnia (2%, 0%), tic (2%, 0%), decreased appetite (2%, 0%), vomiting (2%, 0%), motion sickness (2%, 0%), eye pain (2%, 0%), and rash (2%, 0%).

    • QuilliChew ER: The most common (≥2% in the QuilliChew ER group and greater than placebo) adverse reactions reported in the Phase 3 controlled study conducted in 90 pediatric subjects (ages 6 to 12 years) in QuilliChew ER compared to placebo were decreased appetite (2.4% QuilliChew ER, 0% placebo), aggression (2.4%, 0%), emotional poverty (2.4%, 0%), nausea (2.4%, 0%), headache (2.4%, 0%), and weight decreased (2.4%, 0%).

  • DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, and QuilliChew ER use during pregnancy may cause fetal harm.

  • Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, or QuilliChew ER.

INDICATION

DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, and QuilliChew ER are indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years and older.

See Full Prescribing Information for DYANAVEL XR, Quillivant XR, and QuilliChew ER, including Boxed Warning about Abuse and Dependence.