- Medicine Name: Azstarys
- Generic Name: Serdexmethylphenidate and Dexmethylphenidate
- Dosage Form & Strength: Capsules: 26.1 mg/5.2 mg, 39.2 mg/7.8 mg, 52.3 mg/10.4 mg
- Manufactured By: KemPharm, Inc.
Azstarys specifically contain serdexmethylphenidate, a prodrug of dexmethylphenidate, co-formulated with immediate-release dexmethylphenidate. Azstarys is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant prescription medication used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in patients aged 6 years and older. This medicine may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD.
Recommended Dosage: Administer the proposed dosage orally (by mouth) once daily in the morning with or without food. Azstarys capsules may be swallowed whole or opened and the existing contents sprinkled into water (50mL) or over 2 tablespoons of applesauce. Consume all the medicine/food mixture promptly or within 10 minutes of mixing; avoid storing for future use.
Pediatric Patients 6-12 Years of Age: The recommended starting dosage of Azstarys is 39.2 mg serdexmethylphenidate/ 7.8 mg dexmethylphenidate once daily in the morning. The dosage can be increased after 1 week to a dosage of 52.3 mg serdexmethylphenidate/10.4 mg dexmethylphenidate per day, or decreased after one week to a dosage of 26.1 mg serdexmethylphenidate/5.2 mg dexmethylphenidate daily, on behalf of response and tolerability. The maximum recommended dosage is 52.3 mg serdexmethylphendiate/10.4 mg dexmethyphenidate once daily.
Adults and Pediatric Patients 13-17 Years of Age: The recommended starting dosage of Azstarys is 39.2 mg serdexmethylphenidate/7.8 mg dexmethylphenidate once daily in the morning. The dosage can be increased after 1 week to a dosage of 52.3 mg serdexmethylphenidate/10.4 mg dexmethylphenidate daily. The maximum recommended dosage is 52.3 mg serdexmethylphenidate/10.4 mg dexmethylphenidate once daily.
Pharmacological treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may be required for an extended time span. Periodically reevaluate the long-term use of this (Azstarys) treatment, and adjust dosage as required.
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