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Pfizer Announces Availability Of Quillivant XR™ (methylphenidate Hydrochloride) CII For Extended-Release Oral Suspension In The United States

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Pfizer acquired NextWave Pharmaceuticals on November 27, 2012. Quillivant XR was developed in conjunction with NextWave’s manufacturing partner, Tris Pharma, using Tris Pharma’s patent-protected drug delivery platform. For more information, please visit www.quillivantxr.com.

Pfizer plans to offer Quillivant XR to patients in need through our Pfizer Helpful Answers ® program. Pfizer Helpful Answers is Pfizer’s family of patient-assistance programs that helps eligible patients in the U.S. in need get access to their Pfizer medicines. In 2011, Pfizer Helpful Answers helped more than 1 million patients receive over 7.8 million Pfizer prescriptions through our programs. For more information, call Pfizer Helpful Answers toll-free at 1-866-706-2400 or visit www.PHAHelps.com .

About Quillivant XR

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Quillivant XR is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Quillivant XR in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Quillivant XR may harm others and is against the law. Tell your doctor if you or your child have (or have a family history of) ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.

Quillivant XR should not be taken if you or your child are allergic to methylphenidate hydrochloride, or any of the ingredients in Quillivant XR, or are taking or have taken within the past 14 days an antidepression medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI.

Heart-related problems have been reported with methylphenidate hydrochloride and other stimulant medications:

  • Sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects
  • Stroke and heart attack in adults
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate

Your doctor should check you or your child’s blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment with QUILLIVANT XR.

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