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TRANQUILYN 5MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): METHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE / METHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE / METHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Package Leaflet: Information for the user

TRANQUILYN 5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg Tablets
Methylphenidate

The name of your medicine is Tranquilyn. It contains the active substance ‘methylphenidate hydrochloride’. The name ‘methylphenidate’ will also
be used in this leaflet.
Important things you need to know about your medicine
This medicine is used to treat ADHD
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Read Section 1 for more information.
Before you take this medicine, talk to your doctor if:
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Read Section 2 for more information.
While taking this medicine:
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Read Sections 3 and 4 for more information.
Talk to your doctor straight away if any of the following happen:
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Read Section 4 for more information.
The rest of this leaflet includes more detail and other important information on the safe and effective use of this medicine. Read
all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
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The leaflet has been written in sections:
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What is in this leaflet:
1. What Tranquilyn is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Tranquilyn
3. How to take Tranquilyn
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Tranquilyn
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Information for children and young people
Now read the rest of this leaflet before you start taking this medicine.
1. What Tranquilyn is and what it is used for
What it is used for
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How it works
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concentration and reduce impulsive behaviour.
The medicine is given as part of a treatment programme, which usually includes:
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About ADHD
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2. What you need to know before you take Tranquilyn
Do not take Tranquilyn if:
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Information for children and young people
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It may help if you read small bits at a time.
Why have I been given this medicine?
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While you are taking this medicine
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Warnings and precautions
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worse. Your doctor will want to monitor how the medicine affects you.
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important to contact your doctor straight away if your erection lasts for longer than 2 hours, particularly if this is painful.
Checks that your doctor will make before you start taking Tranquilyn
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It is important that you provide as much information as you can. This will help your doctor decide if methylphenidate is the correct medicine
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Other medicines and Tranquilyn
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a prescription.
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buy any of these products
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Drug testing
This medicine may give a positive result when testing for drug use. This includes testing used in sport.
Tranquilyn with food, drink and alcohol
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medicines contain alcohol.
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You cannot have this medicine if:
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3. How to take Tranquilyn
How much to take
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If you do not feel better after 1 month of treatment
If you do not feel better, tell your doctor. They may decide you need a different treatment.
Not using Tranquilyn properly
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if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.
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Things your doctor will do when you are on treatment
Your doctor will do some tests
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may happen during a school holiday. This will show if the medicine is still needed.
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4. Possible side effects
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Some side effects could be serious. If you have any of the side effects below, see a doctor straight away:
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tVODPOUSPMMFETQFFDIBOECPEZNPWFNFOUT 5PVSFUUFT
tTJHOTPGBMMFSHZTVDIBTSBTI JUDIJOHPSIJWFTPOUIFTLJO TXFMMJOHPGUIFGBDF MJQT UPOHVFPSPUIFSQBSUTPGUIFCPEZ TIPSUOFTTPGCSFBUI 
XIFF[JOHPSUSPVCMFCSFBUIJOH
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)
tGFFMJOHVOVTVBMMZFYDJUFE PWFSBDUJWFBOEVOJOIJCJUFE NBOJB
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
tIFBSUBUUBDL
tmUT TFJ[VSFT DPOWVMTJPOTFQJMFQTZ
tTLJOQFFMJOHPSQVSQMJTISFEQBUDIFT
tNVTDMFTQBTNTXIJDIZPVDBOOPUDPOUSPMBGGFDUJOHZPVSFZFT IFBE OFDL CPEZBOEOFSWPVTTZTUFNEVFUPBUFNQPSBSZMBDLPGCMPPE
supply to the brain
tQBSBMZTJTPSQSPCMFNTXJUINPWFNFOUBOEWJTJPO EJGmDVMUJFTJOTQFFDI UIFTFDBOCFTJHOTPGQSPCMFNTXJUIUIFCMPPEWFTTFMTJOZPVS
CSBJO
tEFDSFBTFJOOVNCFSPGCMPPEDFMMT SFEDFMMT XIJUFDFMMTBOEQMBUFMFUT XIJDIDBONBLFZPVNPSFMJLFMZUPHFUJOGFDUJPOTBOENBLFZPV
bleed and bruise more easily
tBTVEEFOJODSFBTFJOCPEZUFNQFSBUVSF WFSZIJHICMPPEQSFTTVSFBOETFWFSFDPOWVMTJPOT A/FVSPMFQUJD.BMJHOBOU4ZOESPNF *UJT
OPUDFSUBJOUIBUUIJTTJEFFGGFDUJTDBVTFECZNFUIZMQIFOJEBUFPSPUIFSESVHTUIBUNBZCFUBLFOJODPNCJOBUJPOXJUINFUIZMQIFOJEBUF
Other side effects (how often they happen is not known)
tVOXBOUFEUIPVHIUTUIBULFFQDPNJOHCBDL
tVOFYQMBJOFEGBJOUJOH DIFTUQBJO TIPSUOFTTPGCSFBUI UIFTFDBOCFTJHOTPGIFBSUQSPCMFNT
If you have any of the side effects above, see a doctor straight away.
Other side effects include the following. If they get serious, please tell your doctor or pharmacist:
Very common (affects more than 1 in 10 people)
tIFBEBDIF
tGFFMJOHOFSWPVT
tOPUCFJOHBCMFUPTMFFQ

tVOVTVBMIBJSMPTTPSUIJOOJOH
tGFFMJOHVOVTVBMMZTMFFQZPSESPXTZ
tMPTTPGBQQFUJUFPSEFDSFBTFEBQQFUJUF
tJUDIJOH SBTIPSSBJTFESFEJUDIZSBTIFT IJWFT 
tDPVHI TPSFUISPBUPSOPTFBOEUISPBUJSSJUBUJPO
tIJHICMPPEQSFTTVSF GBTUIFBSUCFBU UBDIZDBSEJB
tGFFMJOHEJ[[Z NPWFNFOUTXIJDIZPVDBOOPUDPOUSPM CFJOHVOVTVBMMZBDUJWF
tGFFMJOHBHHSFTTJWF BHJUBUFE BOYJPVT EFQSFTTFE JSSJUBCMFBOEBCOPSNBMCFIBWJPVS
tTUPNBDIQBJO EJBSSIPFB GFFMJOHTJDL TUPNBDIEJTDPNGPSUBOECFJOHTJDL5IFTFVTVBMMZPDDVSBUUIFCFHJOOJOHPGUSFBUNFOUBOENBZCFSFEVDFE
CZUBLJOHUIFNFEJDJOFXJUIGPPE
Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
tDPOTUJQBUJPO
tDIFTUEJTDPNGPSU
tCMPPEJOUIFVSJOF
tTIBLJOHPSUSFNCMJOH
tEPVCMFWJTJPOPSCMVSSFEWJTJPO
tNVTDMFQBJO NVTDMFUXJUDIJOH
tTIPSUOFTTPGCSFBUIPSDIFTUQBJO
tJODSFBTFTJOMJWFSUFTUSFTVMUT TFFOJOBCMPPEUFTU 
tBOHFS GFFMJOHSFTUMFTTPSUFBSGVM FYDFTTJWFBXBSFOFTTPGTVSSPVOEJOHT QSPCMFNTTMFFQJOH
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)
tDIBOHFTJOTFYESJWF
tGFFMJOHEJTPSJFOUBUFE
tEJMBUFEQVQJMT USPVCMFTFFJOH
tTXFMMJOHPGUIFCSFBTUTJONFO
tFYDFTTJWFTXFBUJOH SFEOFTTPGUIFTLJO SFESBJTFETLJOSBTI
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
tIFBSUBUUBDL
tTVEEFOEFBUI
tNVTDMFDSBNQT
tTNBMMSFENBSLTPOUIFTLJO
tJOnBNNBUJPOPSCMPDLFEBSUFSJFTJOUIFCSBJO
tBCOPSNBMMJWFSGVODUJPOJODMVEJOHMJWFSGBJMVSFBOEDPNB
tDIBOHFTJOUFTUSFTVMUT JODMVEJOHMJWFSBOECMPPEUFTUT
tTVJDJEBMBUUFNQU BCOPSNBMUIJOLJOH MBDLPGGFFMJOHPSFNPUJPO EPJOHUIJOHTPWFSBOEPWFSBHBJO CFJOHPCTFTTFEXJUIPOFUIJOH
tmOHFSTBOEUPFTGFFMJOHOVNC UJOHMJOHBOEDIBOHJOHDPMPVS GSPNXIJUFUPCMVF UIFOSFE XIFODPME A3BZOBVETQIFOPNFOPO 
Other side effects (how often they happen is not known)
tNJHSBJOF
tWFSZIJHIGFWFS
tTMPX GBTUPSFYUSBIFBSUCFBUT
tBNBKPSmU AHSBOENBMDPOWVMTJPOT
tCFMJFWJOHUIJOHTUIBUBSFOPUUSVF DPOGVTJPO
tTFWFSFTUPNBDIQBJO PGUFOXJUIGFFMJOHBOECFJOHTJDL
tQSPCMFNTXJUIUIFCMPPEWFTTFMTPGUIFCSBJO TUSPLF DFSFCSBMBSUFSJUJTPSDFSFCSBMPDDMVTJPO
tFYDFTTJWFVODPOUSPMMFEUBMLJOH
tFSFDUJMFEZTGVODUJPO
t 1SPMPOHFEFSFDUJPOT TPNFUJNFTQBJOGVM PSBOJODSFBTFEOVNCFSPGFSFDUJPOT
Effects on growth
When used for more than a year, methylphenidate may cause reduced growth in some children. This affects less than 1 in 10 children.
t5IFSFNBZCFMBDLPGXFJHIUHBJOPSIFJHIUHSPXUI
t:PVSEPDUPSXJMMDBSFGVMMZXBUDIZPVSIFJHIUBOEXFJHIU BTXFMMBTIPXXFMMZPVBSFFBUJOH
t*GZPVBSFOPUHSPXJOHBTFYQFDUFE UIFOZPVSUSFBUNFOUXJUINFUIZMQIFOJEBUFNBZCFTUPQQFEGPSBTIPSUUJNF
Reporting of side effects
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FGGFDUTEJSFDUMZWJB:FMMPX$BSE4DIFNFXXXNISBHPWVLZFMMPXDBSE
#ZSFQPSUJOHTJEFFGGFDUTZPVDBOIFMQQSPWJEFNPSFJOGPSNBUJPOPOUIFTBGFUZPGUIJTNFEJDJOF
5. How to store Tranquilyn
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%POPUVTF5SBORVJMZOBGUFSUIFFYQJSZEBUFXIJDIJTTUBUFEPOUIFMBCFM5IFFYQJSZEBUFSFGFSTUPUIFMBTUEBZPGUIBUNPOUI
%POPUTUPSFBCPWF¡$
5IFUBCMFUTTIPVMECFLFQUJOUIFPSJHJOBMQBDLBHFUPQSPUFDUUIFNGSPNNPJTUVSF
.FEJDJOFTTIPVMEOPUCFEJTQPTFEPGWJBXBTUFXBUFSPSIPVTFIPMEXBTUF"TLZPVSQIBSNBDJTUIPXUPEJTQPTFPGNFEJDJOFTOPMPOHFSSFRVJSFE
These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Tranquilyn contains
The active substance is methylphenidate hydrochloride.
t5SBORVJMZONH5BCMFUTDPOUBJOTNHPGNFUIZMQIFOJEBUFIZESPDIMPSJEF
t5SBORVJMZONH5BCMFUTDPOUBJOTNHPGNFUIZMQIFOJEBUFIZESPDIMPSJEF
t5SBORVJMZONH5BCMFUTDPOUBJOTNHPGNFUIZMQIFOJEBUFIZESPDIMPSJEF
The other ingredients are:
$BMDJVNIZESPHFOQIPTQIBUFEJIZESBUF NJDSPDSZTUBMMJOFDFMMVMPTF NBJ[FTUBSDIBOENBHOFTJVNTUFBSBUF
What Tranquilyn looks like and contents of the pack
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5SBORVJMZONH5BCMFUTIBTPOFTJEFNBSLFEA36BOEUIFSFWFSTFTJEFNBSLFEA
5SBORVJMZONH5BCMFUTIBTPOFTJEFNBSLFEA36XJUIBCSFBLMJOF
5SBORVJMZONH5BCMFUTIBTPOFTJEFNBSLFEA36XJUIBCSFBLMJOF
5IFNFEJDJOBMQSPEVDUJTBWBJMBCMFJOQBDLTDPOUBJOJOH   PSUBCMFUT/PUBMMQBDLTJ[FTNBZCFNBSLFUFE
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
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'PSBOZGVSUIFSJOGPSNBUJPOBCPVUUIJTNFEJDJOF QMFBTFDPOUBDUUIFMPDBMSFQSFTFOUBUJWFPGUIF.BSLFUJOH"VUIPSJ[BUJPO)PMEFS

Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
tKPJOUQBJO
tESZNPVUI
tIJHIUFNQFSBUVSF GFWFS

This leaflet was last revised in January 2017

Some people need to talk to their doctor before they start having this medicine
:PVOFFEUPUBMLUPZPVSEPDUPSJG
tZPVIBWFFQJMFQTZ mUT
tZPVBSFQSFHOBOUPSCSFBTUGFFEJOH
tZPVBSFUBLJOHPUIFSNFEJDJOFToZPVSEPDUPSOFFETUPLOPXBCPVUBMMUIFNFEJDJOFTZPVBSFUBLJOH

tIBWJOHEJGGFSFOUNPPETUIBOVTVBM OPUCFJOHBCMFUPHFUUPTMFFQ
tTLJOSBTIFT CSVJTJOHFBTJMZ HFUUJOHPVUPGCSFBUI
tUIFNFEJDJOFDBOBMTPNBLFZPVGFFMTMFFQZ*GZPVGFFMsleepy, it is important not to do outdoor sportsMJLFSJEJOHBIPSTFPSCJLF TXJNNJOH
PSDMJNCJOHUSFFT:PVTIPVMEOPUESJWFPSVTFNBDIJOFTXIJMFUBLJOHUIJTNFEJDJOFVOUJMZPVLOPXIPXJUBGGFDUTZPVBTZPVDPVMEIVSUZPVSTFMG
or others
tZPVSIFBSUCFBUJOHGBTUFSUIBOVTVBM
If you feel unwell in any way while you are taking your medicine please tell an adult you trust straight away.

How do I take my medicine (tablets)?
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t:PVSEPDUPSXJMMUFMMZPVIPXNBOZUJNFTBEBZZPVTIPVMEUBLFZPVSNFEJDJOF
t%POPUTUPQUBLJOHUIFNFEJDJOFXJUIPVUUBMLJOHUPZPVSEPDUPSmSTU
Possible side effects
4JEFFGGFDUTBSFUIFVOXBOUFEUIJOHTUIBUDBOIBQQFOXIFOZPVUBLFBNFEJDJOF*GBOZPGUIFGPMMPXJOHIBQQFO UFMMBOBEVMUZPVUSVTUTUSBJHIU
BXBZ5IFZDBOUIFOUBMLUPZPVSEPDUPS5IFNBJOUIJOHTUIBUDBOBGGFDUZPVBSF
tGFFMJOHPSCFJOHTJDLPSIBWJOHUVNNZQBJOT5IFTFNBZPOMZIBQQFOXIFOZPVmSTUTUBSUUBLJOHUIFNFEJDJOF*UJTCFTUUPUBLFUIFNFEJDJOF
with food
tGFFMJOHXPSSJFEPSOFSWPVT
tGFFMJOHEJ[[ZPSHFUUJOHIFBEBDIFT
tCFJOHWFSZEFQSFTTFEBOEVOIBQQZPSXBOUJOHUPIVSUZPVSTFMG

36119000/0117

Other things to remember
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t5IFNFEJDJOFJTTQFDJBMGPSZPVdo not let anyone else have it. It may help you, but it could hurt someone else.
t*GZPVGPSHFUUPUBLFZPVSNFEJDJOFdon’tUBLFUXPUBCMFUTUIFOFYUUJNF+VTUUBLFPOFUBCMFUBUUIFOFYUOPSNBMUJNF
t*GZPVEPUBLFUPPNVDINFEJDJOF UFMMZPVSNVN EBEPSDBSFSright away.
t*UJTJNQPSUBOUOPUUPUBLFUPPNVDINFEJDJOFPSZPVXJMMHFUJMM
t%POUTUPQUBLJOHZPVSNFEJDJOFVOUJMZPVSEPDUPSTBZTJUT0,
Who should I ask if there is anything I don’t understand?
Your mum, dad, carer, doctor, nurse or pharmacist will be able to help you.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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