Treatment: Equasym Xl

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Equasym Xl

Equasym XL is a stimulant medication prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, in children age 6 and older. Equasym XL includes methylphenidate hydrochloride, which boosts the effects of the chemicals dopamine and noradrenaline and helps children manage focus and attention. The capsules of Equasym XL release the drug slowly over time, so that the medication is effective throughout the day. Equasym XL is generally used in combination with therapy to help children learn how to combat ADHD symptoms. Possible side effects of Equasym XL include feeling sleepy and drowsy. Equasym XL is not approved for use in adults.

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Last updated on Oct 07 2011 at 08:57
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