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Neos Therapeutics news release; 2017 Sep 15
October 5, 2017
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Neos Therapeutics, Inc., has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Adzenys ER (amphetamine) extended-release oral suspension for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients aged ≥6 years. Neos Therapeutics is headquartered in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.
Indications: Adzenys ER is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant indicated for the treatment of ADHD) in patients aged ≥6 years.
Pediatric patients (aged 6 to 17 years):
- Starting dose is 6.3 mg (5 mL) once daily in the morning.
- Maximum dose is 18.8 mg (15 mL) for patients 6 to 12 years, and 12.5 mg (10 mL) once daily for patients 13 to 17 years.
Adults: 12.5 mg (10 mL) once daily in the morning.
- Pediatric patients aged 6 to 12 years: Most common adverse reactions were loss of appetite, insomnia, abdominal pain, emotional lability, vomiting, nervousness, nausea, and fever.
- Pediatric patients aged 13 to 17 years: Adverse reactions included loss of appetite, insomnia, abdominal pain, weight loss, and nervousness.
- Adults: Adverse reactions included dry mouth, loss of appetite, insomnia, headache, weight loss, nausea, anxiety, agitation, dizziness, tachycardia, diarrhea, asthenia, and urinary tract infections.