DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
In children with ADHD who are 6 years of age and older and are either starting treatment for the first time or switching from another medication, start with 10 mg once daily in the morning; daily dosage may be raised in increments of 5 mg or 10 mg at weekly intervals. When in the judgement of the clinician a lower initial dose is appropriate, patients may begin treatment with 5 mg once daily in the morning. Dosage should be individualized according to the needs and response of the patient.
Amphetamines should be administered at the lowest effective dosage. The maximum recommended dose is 30 mg/ day; doses greater than 30 mg/ day of ADDERALL XRª have not been studied. Amphetamines are not recommended for children under 3 years of age. ADDERALL XRª has not been studied in children under 6 years of age.
Patients Currently Using ADDERALL ®
Based on bioequivalence data, patients taking divided doses of immediate-release ADDERALL ® , for example twice a day, may be switched to ADDERALL XRª at the same total daily dose taken once daily. Titrate at weekly intervals to appropriate efficacy and tolerability as indicated.
ADDERALL XRª capsules may be taken whole, or the capsule may be opened and the entire contents sprinkled on applesauce. If the patient is using the sprinkle administration method, the sprinkled applesauce should be consumed immediately; it should not be stored. Patients should take the applesauce with sprinkled beads in its entirety without chewing. The dose of a single capsule should not be divided. The contents of the entire capsule should be taken, and patients should not take anything less than one capsule per day.