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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a treatable medical condition affecting approximately 10 million adults (4.4%) and approximately 6 million children (11%) nationwide.

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Some people call it ADD, but ADHD is the correct name for it. There are three core symptoms of ADHD: 1) Inattention; 2) Impulsivity; 3) Hyperactivity.

ADHD IN ADULTS

Any adult can have moments of being inattentive, impulsive, or hyperactive. Adults with ADHD, however, experience combinations of these symptoms repeatedly and in a way that is severe enough to have an impact at home, work, or in social situations.

At Home

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At Work

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Social Situations

Man and woman engaged in conversation

For a healthcare professional to diagnose and treat ADHD, adult patients must show 5 or more symptoms of inattentiveness, and/or 5 or more symptoms of hyperactivity or impulsivity for at least 6 months.


In addition, more than one of these symptoms must have been present prior to age 12, be present in 2 or more environments (home, work, or social settings), and there must be clear evidence that these symptoms interfere with, or reduce the quality of, how a person functions in personal, social, academic or work functioning.


Any diagnosis must be based on a complete history and evaluation by a qualified medical profession to first rule out any other mental condition. Some people may infrequently experience any of these symptoms without having ADHD.


Symptoms in Adults

There are 3 core symptoms of ADHD: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The following are examples of how ADHD symptoms may appear in adults.

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of Inattention
1. Often unable to pay attention to details/making frequent mistakes
Example: Not reviewing work before submitting it, making incorrect banking entries, makes daily mistakes at home such as not following cooking directions.
2. Often has difficulty maintaining attention/focus on one task at a time
Example: Difficulty focusing during meetings, conversations, reading at length, watching a movie.
3. Often inattentive when being spoken to or listening to others
Example: Thinking of other things when one is being spoken to directly; losing interest in a conversation; mind seems elsewhere even in the absence of clear distractions.
4. Often unable to follow instructions or complete tasks
Example: Starting tasks but quickly loses focus and is easily sidetracked; not completing reports, not paying monthly bills; not following instructions on tasks.
5. Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
Example: Poor time management and ability to organized tasks; misses deadlines; messy work environment and disorganized work.
6. Often avoids or is reluctant to engage in tasks requiring sustained focus
Example: Avoids tasks requiring forms, office reports; balancing a checkbook, renewing drivers license, reviewing important documents.
7. Often loses things required for activities
Example: Misplacing or losing items, such as eyeglasses, mobile phone, wallet, bills and important documents, work documents, briefcase or backpacks.
8. Often easily distracted by external events
Example: Being distracted by conversations, television, social media, mobile alerts; distractions at the office or when doing chores or other activities at home.
9. Often forgetful in daily activities
Example: Forgetting daily activities, meetings, appointments, routine errands, returning phone calls, paying bills.
Symptoms of Hyperactivity and Impulsivity
1. Often fidgets in seat
Example: Constant movement, fidgeting, hand and foot tapping, squirming in seat.
2. Often has difficulty staying seated
Example: Standing or leaving desk or other workplace setting, or in other situations that require remaining in place.
3. Often feels restless
Example: Having the urge to move around.
4. Inability to participate in leisure activities quietly
Example: Inability to sit for long periods without interrupting others.
5. Often acts as if "on the go" or "driven by a motor"
Example: Feeling compelled to move around or being unable to sit still comfortably for extended periods, such as in movie theatres, sporting events, meetings, or restaurants.
6. Often talks excessively
Example: Often engages others in conversations; talking too much during meetings.
7. Often blurts out answers to questions
Example: Speaking out of turn at meetings, completes others' sentences; can't wait for appropriate turn in a conversation.
8. Often has difficulty waiting one's turn
Example: Frustration or uncontrolled urges while waiting in line at restaurants or events; waiting for his or her turn in a game.
9. Often interrupts or intrudes on others
Example: Interrupts others conversations, activities; using others' possessions without permissions; and intruding on others' personal space, private activities or conversations.

An ADHD diagnosis should be based on a complete history and only a healthcare professional can accurately diagnose you or your child with ADHD.


If you think you have ADHD, schedule an appointment with a healthcare professional, and ask your doctor if Adzenys XR-ODT is right for you. Be sure to read the Discussion Guide.

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Important Safety Information
Adzenys XR-ODT is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Adzenys XR-ODT in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Adzenys XR-ODT may harm others and is against the law.
Tell your doctor if you or your child has ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.
Who should not take Adzenys XR-ODT?
Do not take Adzenys XR-ODT if you or your child is:
  • allergic to amphetamine or any ingredients in Adzenys XR-ODT.
  • taking or has taken an anti-depression medicine called monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days.
Adzenys XR-ODT is a stimulant medicine. Tell your doctor about health conditions, including if:
  • you or your child has any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems. This is important because sudden death has occurred in people with heart problems or defects, and sudden death, stroke and heart attack have happened in adults. Your doctor should check for heart problems prior to prescribing Adzenys XR-ODT and will check you or your child's blood pressure and heart rate during treatment. Call the doctor right away if you or your child has any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking Adzenys XR-ODT.
  • you or your child has mental problems, or a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression. This is important because the following could occur: new or worse behavior and thought problems, new or worse bipolar illness, new psychotic symptoms (hearing voices, believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or new manic symptoms. Call the doctor right away if there are any new or worsening mental symptoms during treatment.
  • you or your child has circulation problems in fingers and toes (peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud's phenomenon). Fingers or toes may feel numb, cool, painful, sensitive to temperature and/or change color from pale, to blue, to red. Call the doctor right away if any signs of unexplained wounds appear on fingers or toes while taking Adzenys XR-ODT.
  • your child is having slowing of growth (height and weight). Your child should have his or her height and weight checked often while taking Adzenys XR-ODT. The doctor may stop treatment if a problem is found during these check-ups.
  • you or your child has kidney problems. Your doctor may lower the dose.
  • you or your child is, or plans to become pregnant.
  • you or your child is breastfeeding, or plans to breastfeed. You should not breastfeed while taking Adzenys XR-ODT.
  • you or your child takes any medicines, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Adzenys XR-ODT and some medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects.

Do not start any new medicine while taking Adzenys XR-ODT without talking to your doctor first.

What should I avoid while taking Adzenys XR-ODT?
  • drinking alcohol
Common side effects of Adzenys XR-ODT include:
  • Decreased appetite and problems sleeping.
  • Children 6 - 12 Years also include: Stomach pain, extreme mood change, vomiting, nervousness, nausea, and fever.
  • Children 13 - 17 Years also include: Stomach pain and weight loss.
  • Adults also include: Dry mouth, headache, weight loss, nausea, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, fast heart beat, diarrhea, weakness, and urinary tract infections.

These are not all the possible side effects of Adzenys XR-ODT. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

What is Adzenys XR-ODT?
Adzenys XR-ODT is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years and above.

For additional safety information, click here for Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Adzenys XR-ODT is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Adzenys XR-ODT in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Adzenys XR-ODT may harm others and is against the law.
Tell your doctor if you or your child has ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.
Who should not take Adzenys XR-ODT?
Do not take Adzenys XR-ODT if you or your child is:
  • allergic to amphetamine or any ingredients in Adzenys XR-ODT.
  • taking or has taken an anti-depression medicine called monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days.
Adzenys XR-ODT is a stimulant medicine. Tell your doctor about health conditions, including if:
  • you or your child has any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems. This is important because sudden death has occurred in people with heart problems or defects, and sudden death, stroke and heart attack have happened in adults. Your doctor should check for heart problems prior to prescribing Adzenys XR-ODT and will check you or your child's blood pressure and heart rate during treatment. Call the doctor right away if you or your child has any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking Adzenys XR-ODT.
  • you or your child has mental problems, or a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression. This is important because the following could occur: new or worse behavior and thought problems, new or worse bipolar illness, new psychotic symptoms (hearing voices, believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or new manic symptoms. Call the doctor right away if there are any new or worsening mental symptoms during treatment.
  • you or your child has circulation problems in fingers and toes (peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud's phenomenon). Fingers or toes may feel numb, cool, painful, sensitive to temperature and/or change color from pale, to blue, to red. Call the doctor right away if any signs of unexplained wounds appear on fingers or toes while taking Adzenys XR-ODT.
  • your child is having slowing of growth (height and weight). Your child should have his or her height and weight checked often while taking Adzenys XR-ODT. The doctor may stop treatment if a problem is found during these check-ups.
  • you or your child has kidney problems. Your doctor may lower the dose.
  • you or your child is, or plans to become pregnant.
  • you or your child is breastfeeding, or plans to breastfeed. You should not breastfeed while taking Adzenys XR-ODT.
  • you or your child takes any medicines, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Adzenys XR-ODT and some medicines may interact with each other and cause serious side effects.

Do not start any new medicine while taking Adzenys XR-ODT without talking to your doctor first.

What should I avoid while taking Adzenys XR-ODT?
  • drinking alcohol
Common side effects of Adzenys XR-ODT include:
  • Decreased appetite and problems sleeping.
  • Children 6 - 12 Years also include: Stomach pain, extreme mood change, vomiting, nervousness, nausea, and fever.
  • Children 13 - 17 Years also include: Stomach pain and weight loss.
  • Adults also include: Dry mouth, headache, weight loss, nausea, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, fast heart beat, diarrhea, weakness, and urinary tract infections.

These are not all the possible side effects of Adzenys XR-ODT. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

What is Adzenys XR-ODT?
Adzenys XR-ODT is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years and above.

For additional safety information, click here for Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.