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Methylphenidate CD

Methylphenidate CD (Metadate CD) is an expensive drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This drug is less popular than comparable alternatives. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Compare central nervous system stimulants.
Metadate CD Coupon - Metadate CD 10mg capsule

Metadate CD Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. This prescription requires that you follow special procedures with your doctor and pharmacy. You will need to have a new written prescription from your doctor or health care professional every time you need a refill.

This medicine may affect your concentration, or hide signs of tiredness. Until you know how this drug affects you, do not drive, ride a bicycle, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if this medicine loses its effects, or if you feel you need to take more than the prescribed amount. Do not change the dosage without talking to your doctor or health care professional.

For males, contact your doctor or health care professional right away if you have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours or if it becomes painful. This may be a sign of a serious problem and must be treated right away to prevent permanent damage.

Decreased appetite is a common side effect when starting this medicine. Eating small, frequent meals or snacks can help. Talk to your doctor if you continue to have poor eating habits. Height and weight growth of a child taking this medicine will be monitored closely.

Do not take this medicine close to bedtime. It may prevent you from sleeping.

If you are going to need surgery, a MRI, CT scan, or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine. You may need to stop taking this medicine before the procedure.

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional right away if you notice unexplained wounds on your fingers and toes while taking this medicine. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you experience numbness or pain, changes in the skin color, or sensitivity to temperature in your fingers or toes.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Fast heartbeat

Less common

Chest pain


joint pain

skin rash or hives


Black, tarry stools

blood in the urine or stools

blurred vision or other changes in vision


crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin

muscle cramps

pinpoint red spots on the skin

scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin

uncontrolled vocal outbursts or tics (uncontrolled and repeated body movements)

unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known



feeling like surroundings are not real

numbness of the hands

painful or difficult urination

pale skin

paleness or cold feeling in the fingertips and toes

red, irritated eyes

red, swollen, or scaly skin

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

severe or sudden headache

shortness of breath

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

sudden loss of coordination

sudden slurring of speech

tingling or pain in the fingers or toes when exposed to cold

unusual behavior

unusual tiredness or weakness

weight loss

yellow skin or eyes

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain


loss of appetite


stuffy nose

trouble sleeping

unusually warm skin

Less common


decreased appetite





muscle aches


runny nose

scalp hair loss

talking, feeling, and acting with excitement


Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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