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Quillivant XR

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Quillivant XR

(methylphenidate hydrochloride) Extended-release Oral Suspension



CNS stimulants, including QUILLIVANT XR, other methylphenidate-containing products, and amphetamines, 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 [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS , Drug Abuse And Dependence].


QUILLIVANT XR is a powder that, after reconstitution with water, forms an extended-release oral suspension formulation of methylphenidate intended for once daily oral administration. QUILLIVANT XR contains approximately 20% immediate-release and 80% extended-release methylphenidate. After reconstitution, QUILLIVANT XR is available in a 25 mg per 5 mL (5 mg per mL) extended-release oral suspension.

Methylphenidate HCl is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. The chemical name is methyl α-phenyl-2- piperidineacetate hydrochloride, and its structural formula is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Methylphenidate HCl structure

QUILLIVANT XR ® (methylphenidate hydrochloride) Structural Formula Illustration

Methylphenidate HCl is a white, odorless crystalline powder. Its solutions are acid to litmus. It is freely soluble in water and in methanol, soluble in alcohol, and slightly soluble in chloroform and in acetone.

QUILLIVANT XR also contains the following inactive ingredients: sodium polystyrene sulfonate, povidone, triacetin, polyvinyl acetate, sucrose, anhydrous trisodium citrate, anhydrous citric acid, sodium benzoate, sucralose, poloxamer 188, corn starch, xanthan gum, talc, banana flavor, and silicon dioxide.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/9/2017
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