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Janssen-Cilag Ltd

50 - 100 Holmers Farm Way, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 4EG, UK
Telephone: +44 1494 567 567
Fax: +44 1494 567 568
Medical Information Direct Line: +353 1 800 709 122
Customer Care direct line: +353 1 620 2300
Medical Information Facsimile: +44 (0) 1494 567 445
Summary of Product Characteristics last updated on medicines.ie: 20/03/2017
SPC Concerta XL 36 mg prolonged-release tablets

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Updated on 20/03/2017 and displayed until Current
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   16-Mar-2017
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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Inclusion of the following wording on Priapism in Section 4.4:

Priapism

Prolonged and painful erections have been reported in association with methylphenidate products, mainly in association with a change in the methylphenidate treatment regimen. Patients who develop abnormally sustained or frequent and painful erections should seek immediate medical attention.

Addition of Priapism, Erection increased and Prolonged erection as adverse reaction with 'not known' frequency in Section 4.8.

Updated on 19/05/2016 and displayed until 20/03/2017
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   12-May-2016
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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Section 4.8

Addition of

 

Hepatobiliary disorders –very rare- acute hepatic failure

 

Other ADR changes =changed system organ class





System Organ Class

Adverse Drug Reaction

Frequency

Very common

Common

Uncommon

Rare

Very rare

Not known

 

Psychiatric disorders*

Insomnia, Nervousness

Anorexia, Affect lability, Aggression*, Agitation*, Anxiety*, Depression*#, Irritability, Abnormal behaviour, Mood swings, Tics*, Initial insomnia#, Depressed mood#, Depression#, Libido decreased#, Tension#, Bruxism#, Panic attack#

Psychotic disorders*,  Auditory, visual and tactile hallucination*, Anger, Suicidal ideation*, Mood altered, Restlessness, Tearfulness, Worsening of pre-existing tics of Tourette’s syndrome*, Logorrhoea, Hypervigilance, Sleep disorder

Mania*, Disorientation, Libido disorder, Confusional state

Suicidal attempt (including completed suicide)*, Transient depressed mood*, Abnormal thinking, Apathy, Repetitive behaviours, Over-focussing

Delusions*, Thought disturbances*, dependence. Cases of abuse and dependence have been described, more often with immediate release formulations

 

Hepatobiliary disorders

 

Alanine aminotransferase increased#

Hepatic enzyme elevations increased

 

Abnormal liver function, including acute hepatic failure and hepatic coma, Blood alkaline phosphatase increased, Blood bilirubin increased

 

 

Investigations

 

Changes in blood pressure and heart rate (usually an increase)*, Weight decreased*, Alanine aminotransferase increased#

Cardiac murmur*, Hepatic enzyme increased

 

Blood alkaline phosphatase increased, Blood bilirubin increased, Platelet count decreased, White blood cell count abnormal

 

 

*      See section 4.4

#    Frequency derived from adult clinical trials and not on data from trials in children and adolescents; may also be relevant for children and adolescents.

    Frequency derived from clinical trials in children and adolescent and reported at a higher frequency in clinical trials in adult patients.

 

Updated on 22/09/2015 and displayed until 19/05/2016
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • Change to section 4.7 - Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Date of revision of text on the SPC:   13-Jul-2015
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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correction of error
Updated on 20/07/2015 and displayed until 22/09/2015
Reasons for adding or updating:
  • New individual SPC (was previously included in combined SPC)
Date of revision of text on the SPC:  
Legal Category:   Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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Update to section 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 (admin)

Update to section 4.8 _ ADR reporting statement

Update to section 4.9 (overdose)

Treatment                       

 

There is no specific antidote to methylphenidate overdosage.

 

Treatment consists of appropriate supportive measures.

 

The patient must be protected against self-injury and against external stimuli that would aggravate overstimulation already present. . If the signs and symptoms are not too severe and the patient is conscious, gastric contents may be evacuated by induction of vomiting or gastric lavage. Before performing gastric lavage, control agitation and seizures if present and protect the airway. Other measures to detoxify the gut include administration of activated charcoal and a cathartic. In the presence of severe intoxication, a carefully titrated dose of a benzodiazepine be given before performing gastric lavage The efficacy of activated charcoal has not been established.

 

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Active Ingredients

 
   Methylphenidate Hydrochloride