Jornay PM is a brand-name oral capsule that’s prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Jornay PM contains an extended-release form of the active drug methylphenidate and belongs to the stimulant drug class.
Jornay PM is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ADHD in adults and in children ages 6 years and older.
It comes as an extended-release capsule. “Extended release” means the drug is long acting and is released into your body over time.
Is Jornay PM a controlled substance?
Yes, Jornay PM is a controlled substance. The FDA has classified Jornay PM as a Schedule II controlled substance. Schedule II controlled substances are drugs that have a recognized medical use and also have a high risk of misuse and dependence.*
With misuse, a drug is used in a way other than how it’s been prescribed to you. With dependence, your body needs the drug to function as it typically would, either physically or mentally.
Due to these risks, the federal government has created special rules for prescribing and dispensing Schedule II controlled drugs such as Jornay PM.
As well as being a controlled substance, Jornay PM is also banned in competitive sports.
For more information, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
* Jornay PM has a
For information about the effectiveness of Jornay PM, see the “Jornay PM uses” section below.
Jornay PM is a brand-name drug that contains the active drug methylphenidate. This active drug is also available as a generic medication. However, there’s currently no generic version of Jornay PM.
A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Jornay PM is an extended-release form of methylphenidate. This means the medication is released into your body in a specific way. At this time, there aren’t any generic versions of methylphenidate that release the medication in the same way as Jornay PM.
If you’re interested in taking a generic form of methylphenidate, talk with your doctor. They can tell you whether it comes in forms and strengths that are right for your condition.
Jornay PM can cause mild and serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Jornay PM. These lists do not include all possible side effects.
For more information about the possible side effects of Jornay PM, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to manage any side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.
Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Jornay PM, you can do so through MedWatch.
Mild side effects
Below is a partial list of mild side effects of Jornay PM. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or view Jornay PM’s prescribing information.
Mild side effects of Jornay PM can include:
- nausea and vomiting
- abdominal pain
- reduced appetite
- weight loss
- sudden changes in mood
- blurry vision
- increased heart rate
- increased blood pressure
- mild allergic reaction*
Most of these side effects may go away within a few days to a couple of weeks. However, if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
* For more information about allergic reaction and Jornay PM, see “Allergic reaction” below.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Jornay PM aren’t common. However, they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.
Serious side effects and their symptoms can include:
- Heart problems such as heart attack and stroke. Symptoms can include:
- Mental health problems such as mania and psychosis. Symptoms can include:
- extreme levels of excitement or activity
- racing thoughts or talking very fast
- loss of touch with reality
- delusions (believing things that aren’t true)
- hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t real)
- Priapism (prolonged, painful erection). Symptoms can include:
- an erection that lasts longer than 2 hours
- pain in the penis
- Raynaud’s disease (reduced blood flow to your fingers and toes). Symptoms can include:
- cold, numb, or painful fingers or toes
- change in the color of fingers or toes (may appear pale, white, or blue)
- Slowed growth in children.
- Risk of misuse and dependence.*
- Severe allergic reaction.†
* Jornay PM has a
† For details about allergic reaction and Jornay PM, see “Allergic reaction” below.
Side effects in children
Jornay PM is approved for use in children ages 6 years and older.
Side effects of Jornay PM are similar in children and adults who take this drug. Examples of these are listed above.
Some of Jornay PM’s side effects, such as reduced appetite, can lead to slowed growth in children. This means your child may not gain as much weight or height as would be expected for their age.
Children should have their height and weight monitored during treatment with Jornay PM. If your child’s growth appears to be slower than is typical, their doctor may recommend they take a break from treatment. This can allow their growth to catch up.
If you’re concerned about Jornay PM’s side effects in children, talk with your child’s doctor.
As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Jornay PM. This side effect wasn’t reported in clinical trials of this drug. However, it has occurred since the drug was approved.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:
A more severe allergic reaction is rare. However, it is possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:
- swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
- swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
- trouble breathing
Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Jornay PM, as the reaction could become severe. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.
Typically, your doctor will start you taking a low dosage of Jornay PM. Then they’ll adjust it over time to reach the amount that’s right for you. Your doctor will ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Drug forms and strengths
Jornay PM comes as an extended-release capsule. Extended release means the medication is slowly released into your body over time. With Jornay PM, you’ll take your dose in the evening. The capsule releases the medication into your body the following morning and steadily over the day.
Jornay PM capsules come in five strengths:
- 20 milligrams (mg)
- 40 mg
- 60 mg
- 80 mg
- 100 mg
Dosage for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for adults
For attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the typical starting dosage is 20 mg taken once per day in the evening.
Your doctor will likely recommend taking your dose at 8 p.m. when starting treatment with Jornay PM. Depending on how you respond to the drug, you may want to take your dose earlier or later in the evening. You can take your dose of Jornay PM between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Once you’ve established the dosing time that works best for you, you should continue taking your dose at that time each day. To learn more about taking Jornay PM, see the “How to take Jornay PM” section below.
If needed, your doctor may increase your dosage each week until reaching the dosage that’s right for you. The maximum recommended dosage is 100 mg taken once daily in the evening.
Jornay PM is used to treat ADHD in children ages 6 years and older.
Children’s dosing of Jornay PM is the same as for adults. This is described just above.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose at your scheduled time in the evening, take the missed dose as soon as possible that evening. If you miss a dose completely in the evening, do not take the missed dose in the morning. Just take your next dose as scheduled that evening.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Doing so can cause serious side effects.
Will I need to take this drug long term?
Jornay PM is meant to be a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Jornay PM is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term. However, your doctor may recommend taking a break from treatment from time to time. This is to check whether you still need the medication.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Jornay PM to treat certain conditions. Jornay PM may also be used off-label for other conditions. (Off-label drug use is when an FDA-approved drug is prescribed for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.)
Jornay PM is FDA-approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children ages 6 years and older.
ADHD is a common condition that can affect your behavior. It mainly affects children, though it can also last into adulthood. In fact, for some people, ADHD isn’t diagnosed until adulthood.
Symptoms of ADHD can include:
- Inattention. With inattention, you have trouble concentrating and paying attention. This can make you lose focus quickly, become easily distracted, or make careless mistakes. It may also make you forgetful or disorganized.
- Hyperactivity. With hyperactivity, you have trouble being calm and still. You may fidget, move around, or talk excessively. You may have these types of behavior even in situations where it’s considered inappropriate.
- Impulsivity. With impulsivity, you act without thinking first. So you may do inappropriate, or even dangerous things, without considering the consequences. You may also interrupt people or interfere with their activities.
With ADHD, you may be mainly hyperactive and impulsive, or mainly inattentive. Or you may have a combination of all three symptoms.
The symptoms of ADHD can cause you to have trouble making friends and forming relationships. They may also cause you to have difficulties at school, at work, or in social situations.
Jornay PM is a stimulant medication for ADHD. It can help you to focus, concentrate, and manage your behavior. It’s typically prescribed in combination with behavioral therapy for ADHD.
To learn more about your condition, visit our ADHD hub.
Effectiveness for ADHD
Jornay PM is an effective treatment for ADHD. To find out how the medication performed in clinical trials, see the drug’s prescribing information.
Stimulant medications are recommended as a treatment option for ADHD in guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Jornay PM is a stimulant medication.
Jornay PM and children
Jornay PM is only FDA-approved to help treat ADHD in children ages 6 years and older. It hasn’t been clinically trialed in children younger than 6 years old.
Jornay PM is a stimulant medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It contains the active drug methylphenidate.
Other drugs are available that can treat ADHD. Some may be a better fit for you than others. If you’re interested in finding an alternative to Jornay PM, talk with your doctor. They can tell you about other medications that may work well for you.
Note: Some of the drugs listed here are used off-label to treat these specific conditions. Off-label drug use is when a drug that’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is prescribed for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.
Examples of other drugs that may be used to treat ADHD include:
- Other stimulant medications, such as:
- amphetamine (Adzenys XR-ODT, Evekeo, Dynavel XR)
- amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall and Adderall XR, Mydayis)
- dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Xelstrym)
- dexmethylphenidate (Focalin, Focalin XR)
- dexmethylphenidate/serdexmethylphenidate (Azstarys)
- lidsexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
- methamphetamine (Desoxyn)
- other forms of methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin, Ritalin LA, Daytrana, Cotempla XR-ODT, Aptensio XR, Metadate CD, Quillivant XR, Methylin, Methylin ER, Quillichew ER, Relexxii)
- Non-stimulant medications, such as:
As with all medications, the cost of Jornay PM can vary. The actual price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use.
Keep in mind that you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Jornay PM. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company.
Before approving coverage for Jornay PM, your insurance company may require you to get prior authorization. This means that your doctor and insurance company will need to communicate about your prescription before the insurance company will cover the drug. The insurance company will review the prior authorization request and decide whether the drug will be covered.
If you’re not sure whether you’ll need to get prior authorization for Jornay PM, contact your insurance company.
Financial and insurance assistance
If you need financial support to pay for Jornay PM, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available.
To learn more about saving money on prescriptions, check out this article.
Jornay PM may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to get your medication without leaving home.
If recommended by your doctor, you may be able to receive a 90-day supply of Jornay PM, so there’s less concern about running out of the medication. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications.
If you don’t have insurance, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about online pharmacy options.
Jornay PM contains the active drug methylphenidate. This active drug is also available as a generic medication. However, there’s currently no generic version of Jornay PM.
A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Jornay PM is an extended-release form of methylphenidate. It releases the medication into your body in a specific way. At this time, there aren’t any generic versions of methylphenidate that release the medication in the same way as Jornay PM.
If your doctor has prescribed Jornay PM and you’re interested in taking a generic form of methylphenidate instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check your insurance plan, as it may only cover one or the other.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Jornay PM.
Is Jornay PM dosage based on weight?
No, Jornay PM dosage isn’t based on body weight. For some other attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs, such as atomoxetine (Strattera), dosage is based on body weight. However, that’s not the case with Jornay PM.
To learn more about Jornay PM’s dosage, see the “Jornay PM dosage” section above.
What are the more common side effects of Jornay PM?
To learn more about Jornay PM’s side effects, see the “Jornay PM side effects” section above.
Can older adults take Jornay PM?
Yes, older adults (ages 65 years and over) can take Jornay PM. The medication is approved for use in people ages 6 years and older. However, Jornay PM hasn’t been clinically trialed in older adults. It’s not known whether it’s safe or effective for this age group.
If you are an older adult and have questions about taking Jornay PM, talk with your doctor.
Jornay PM is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
What happens with ADHD
With ADHD, there may be reduced activity in certain nerve pathways in your brain. This may cause the symptoms of ADHD, which can include:
- inattention (trouble concentrating and paying attention)
- hyperactivity (trouble being calm and still)
- impulsivity (acting without thinking first)
What Jornay PM does
Increasing the levels of these brain chemicals may improve activity in the nerve pathways that may be underactive in ADHD. This may improve your ability to focus, concentrate, and think. In turn, this can reduce hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
How long does it take to work?
Jornay PM starts to work about 10–12 hours after taking a dose. You’ll take your dose of Jornay PM in the evening, and it will start to work the following morning. Once it starts to work, the effect of Jornay PM lasts for the rest of the day. It then wears off in the evening.
Jornay PM can interact with several other medications. It can also interact with certain supplements and certain foods.
Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some interactions can interfere with how well a drug works. Other interactions can increase side effects or make them more severe. Drug-condition interactions can also cause certain effects. For information about these interactions, see the “Jornay PM precautions” section below.
Jornay PM and other medications
Below is a list of medications that can interact with Jornay PM. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with Jornay PM.
Before taking Jornay PM, talk with your doctor and pharmacist. Tell them about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also, tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.
If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Drugs that you should not take with Jornay PM include:
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Some MAOIs are used to treat depression, while others are used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Taking Jornay PM with an MAOI could cause a dangerous increase in your blood pressure. Your doctor will likely not prescribe Jornay PM if you’re currently taking an MAOI or you’ve taken one in the past 14 days. Examples of MAOIs include:
- isocarboxazid (Marplan)
- tranylcypromine (Parnate)
- selegiline (Emsam, Zelapar)
- phenelzine (Nardil)
- rasagiline (Azilect)
Other types of drugs that could interact with Jornay PM include:
- Blood pressure medications. Blood pressure medications are used to help lower high blood pressure. Jornay PM may increase your blood pressure, so it may make your blood pressure medication not work as well for you. Examples of blood pressure medications include:
- Risperidone (Risperdal). Risperidone is an antipsychotic medication used to treat certain mental health conditions. Taking Jornay PM with risperidone may raise your risk of certain side effects with risperidone.
Jornay PM and herbs and supplements
There aren’t any herbs or supplements that have been specifically reported to interact with Jornay PM. However, you should still check with your doctor or pharmacist before using any of these products while taking Jornay PM.
Jornay PM and foods
Jornay PM is a stimulant drug that can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Caffeine is also a stimulant that can have these effects. You should limit the amount of caffeine you consume while taking Jornay PM. Caffeine may be found in foods and drinks such as:
- energy drinks
There aren’t any other foods that have been specifically reported to interact with Jornay PM. If you have any questions about eating certain foods with Jornay PM, talk with your doctor.
If you drink alcohol, you should not drink it while taking Jornay PM.
Jornay PM releases the medication into your body the morning after taking it and steadily over the day. However, drinking alcohol with Jornay PM could cause the medication to be released into your body right after you take it. This could increase your risk of certain side effects such as dizziness, blurry vision, and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t real).
If you’re concerned about avoiding alcohol while taking Jornay PM, talk with your doctor.
You should take Jornay PM according to the instructions your doctor gives you.
Jornay PM comes as an extended-release capsule that you swallow. Extended release means the medication is slowly released into your body over time. With Jornay PM, you’ll take your dose in the evening. The capsule releases the medication into your body the following morning and steadily over the day.
When to take
When you start treatment with Jornay PM, your doctor will typically recommend taking your dose at 8:00 p.m. Depending on how you respond to the medication, you may want to take your dose earlier or later in the evening.
For example, if the medication doesn’t start working early enough in the morning, you may want to take your dose earlier in the evening. However, if the dose doesn’t last long enough over the day, you may want to take your dose later in the evening.
You should take your dose of Jornay PM between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Once you’ve established the dosing time that works best for you, you should continue taking your dose at that time each day. This helps Jornay PM work effectively.
To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or using a timer. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.
Accessible labels and containers
If your prescription label is hard to read, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies offer labels that have large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to direct you to one that does.
If you have trouble opening medication bottles, ask your pharmacist whether they can put Jornay PM in an easy-open container. They also may be able to recommend tools that can make it simpler to open lids.
Taking Jornay PM with food
You can take Jornay PM with or without food. However, you should take it in the same way each time.
Can Jornay PM be crushed, split, or chewed?
Jornay PM is meant to be swallowed whole. You should not crush or chew the capsule.
If you have trouble swallowing the capsule whole, you can open it. Sprinkle all the microbeads inside onto a spoonful of applesauce. This should be swallowed right away without chewing the microbeads.
One capsule or its entire contents should be taken as a single dose. You should not split a Jornay PM capsule to take a split dose.
It’s not known whether Jornay PM is safe to take during pregnancy. Some animal studies found that methylphenidate (the active drug in Jornay PM) caused fetal harm in pregnant animals. However, animal studies don’t always reflect what may happen in humans.
If you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about the possible risks and benefits of taking Jornay PM.
If you decide to take Jornay PM during pregnancy, you’re encouraged to register with the pregnancy exposure registry for the drug. This registry collects health information about people who take Jornay PM during pregnancy and the health of their babies. This can help doctors and patients make informed decisions about the risks of treatment in the future.
It’s not known whether Jornay PM is safe to take during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re taking Jornay PM.
For more information about taking Jornay PM during pregnancy, see the “Jornay PM and pregnancy” section above.
Methylphenidate, the active drug in Jornay PM, may pass into breast milk in small amounts. There have been no reported side effects in the children of people who took methylphenidate while breastfeeding. However, it’s not known whether the medication may have long-term effects on a child who’s breastfed.
If you’re breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, talk with your doctor about whether Jornay PM is right for you. If you decide to take Jornay PM while breastfeeding, monitor your child for possible side effects of the drug. These may include agitation, sleeping or feeding less than is typical, and reduced weight gain. Talk with your doctor right away if your child has any of these symptoms.
This drug comes with several precautions. These are known as drug-condition interactions.
FDA warning: Risk of misuse and dependence
This drug has a
Before taking Jornay PM, talk with your doctor about your health history. Jornay PM may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:
- Heart problems or high blood pressure. Jornay PM can increase your blood pressure and heart rate. This could worsen heart problems and high blood pressure. In rare cases, Jornay PM may cause serious, life threatening heart problems, such as heart attack and stroke. If you already have a heart problem, you may have an increased risk of these problems with Jornay PM. Talk with your doctor about whether this medication is right for you.
- Reduced blood circulation. Jornay PM can sometimes cause Raynaud’s disease (reduced blood flow to your fingers or toes). If you already have reduced blood circulation in your fingers and toes, you may have a raised risk of this side effect. Talk with your doctor about whether Jornay PM is safe for you to take.
- Mental health conditions. Jornay PM may cause mental health conditions such as mania and psychosis. If you have a mental health condition such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, you may have an increased risk of these side effects. Before taking Jornay PM, talk with your doctor about any mental health conditions you or your family have had in the past. This will help your doctor determine whether Jornay PM is right for you.
- Allergic reaction. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Jornay PM or any of its ingredients, your doctor will likely not prescribe Jornay PM. Ask your doctor what other medications may be better options for you.
- Pregnancy. It’s not known whether Jornay PM is safe to take during pregnancy. For more information, see the “Jornay PM and pregnancy” section above.
- Breastfeeding. Methylphenidate, the active drug in Jornay PM, may pass into breast milk in small amounts. For more information, see the “Jornay PM and breastfeeding” section above.
Note: For more information about the potential negative effects of Jornay PM, see the “Jornay PM side effects” section above.
Taking more than the recommended dosage of Jornay PM can cause harmful effects. Do not take more Jornay PM than your doctor recommends. (For information on the recommended dosages of Jornay PM, see the “Jornay PM dosage” section above.)
Symptoms of an overdose can include:
- nausea and vomiting
- restlessness or agitation
- hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t real)
- tremor or muscle twitching
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- fast breathing
- sweating or flushing
- dilated pupils
What to do in case of overdose
If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor. You can also call America’s Poison Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. However, if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
Jornay PM has a
Jornay PM is a stimulant drug that has a high risk of misuse and dependence. With misuse, a drug is used in a way other than how it’s prescribed to you. With dependence, you rely on the effects of a drug to function as you typically would, either physically or mentally.
Misuse of Jornay PM can cause serious, life threatening side effects. And it can lead to psychological (mental) dependence on the drug, which is also called addiction. With addiction, you feel unable to stop taking a drug, even though it may be causing harm.
Before prescribing Jornay PM, your doctor will assess your risk of drug misuse. You may have a higher risk of misuse of Jornay PM if you’ve experienced drug or alcohol misuse or dependency in the past.
If you or someone else taking Jornay PM develops signs of misuse or addiction, talk with your doctor. These signs may include:
- taking the drug in a different way or taking a higher dose than prescribed
- craving the drug
- spending a lot of time trying to obtain the drug
It’s important to keep Jornay PM in a safe place to avoid it being misused by others.
Dependence and withdrawal
Taking Jornay PM can lead to physical dependence on the drug, especially if you take it for a long time or in a high dose. If you suddenly stop taking a drug that you’re physically dependent on, this can cause withdrawal symptoms. (Withdrawal symptoms are side effects that can occur when you stop taking a drug that your body has become dependent on.)
Withdrawal symptoms that may occur if you suddenly stop taking Jornay PM can include:
- feeling uneasy
- vivid, unpleasant dreams
- increased appetite
- agitation (feeling annoyed or restless)
- trouble sleeping or sleeping more than is typical
If you and your doctor determine you should stop taking Jornay PM, your doctor may recommend doing so slowly, by gradually reducing your dose. This can help you avoid withdrawal symptoms.
If you know someone at immediate risk of self-harm, suicide, or hurting another person:
- Ask the tough question: “Are you considering suicide?”
- Listen to the person without judgment.
- Call 911 or the local emergency number, or text TALK to 741741 to communicate with a trained crisis counselor.
- Stay with the person until professional help arrives.
- Try to remove any weapons, medications, or other potentially harmful objects.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, a prevention hotline can help. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 988. During a crisis, people who are hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
When you get Jornay PM from the pharmacy, the pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on the bottle. This date is typically 1 year from the date they dispensed the medication.
The expiration date helps guarantee that the medication is effective during this time. The
How long a medication remains good to take can depend on many factors, including how and where you store the medication.
Jornay PM capsules should be stored at room temperature in a tightly sealed container. Avoid storing this medication in areas where it could get damp or wet, such as bathrooms.
If you no longer need to take Jornay PM and have leftover medication, it’s important to dispose of it safely. This helps prevent others, including children and pets, from taking the drug by accident. It also helps keep the drug from harming the environment.
This article provides several useful tips on medication disposal. You can also ask your pharmacist for information about how to dispose of your medication.
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