Methylphenidate

Category: ADD / ADHD



Methylphenidate Overview

Methylphenidate, sold under the trade names Ritalin among others, is a stimulant medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.[1] It is a first line medication for ADHD.[1] It is taken by mouth or applied to the skin.[1] Different formulations have different durations of effect.[1] Common side effects include trouble sleeping, anxiety, and weight loss.[1] More serious sid...

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Methylphenidate questions / generic recommendations

Can I have some information on this drug? ## I am prescribed methylphenidate/10mg, Carisoprodol/350mg and Diazepma/10 mg. Will this keep me from getting a job since they are legitimate prescriptions? ## Methylphenidate is most commonly used to treat ADHD, shift work sleep disorder, narcolepsy. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, insomnia, and anorexia. Not, they should not interfere with you getting a job, Avita, but if they test, you should make sure they are aware of what you are taking, to avoid any problems. They may also require proof that they have been prescribed for you. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was taking 20mg actavis mfg and now the pharmacy has switched to KVK mfg 20mg and I couldn’t...

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Apo Methylphenidate

I have been diagnosed with ADHD and Bi-polar disease. My Dr. gave me 2 different meds which are Apo-methylphenidate and Sandoz-Methylphenidate. What is the difference between these 2 meds and why are they giving me 2 different ones? ## They aren't different medications, they are both just Methylphenidate, APO and Sandoz just refers to the manufacturers. This medication may cause side effects, such as: nausea, headache, dizziness and insomnia. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been taking methylin er 20 mg. for 2 years. I went to get a new prescription filled & I was given methylphenidate sr 20 mgs. because they were out of the methylin, but it is not working the same. Is there a difference? ## Reggie, Methylphenidate is the active ingredient in Methyl...

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methylphenidate hcl 20mg

pink tablet 585 ## Check your imprint again. Is there a letter or a sign or another number on it as well? ## An oval pink tablet with just the numbers 585 on it is manufactured by Sun Pharma Global and they list it as containing 40mgs of Rosuvastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. NDC code: 47335-0585 The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything I can help with? ## Is this a reliable generic? I've had huge problems with other generic methylphenidate brands for my narcolepsy. ## I’ve been having bad luck finding a quality generic for methylphenidate, & am curious to know if you found a new one that works for you.

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Camber Brand Methylphenidate 10mg

My pharmacy recently switched brands for my Methylphenidate 10mg and I swear I could be swallowing placebo. This medication does not work. I’m looking to see if anyone else has had this problem? ## Under the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, generics are allowed to differ from the name brand by as much as plus, or minus 20% of the active ingredient, the FDA considers that to be an acceptable therapeutic window. In most cases, the difference are minuscule and no one notices, but some people are sensitive to medications and can run into other problems. Another reason for a problem could be too broad of a difference, since in reality that is a 40% window for difference. For example, the one you were taking previous might have been high in the amount of the active ingredient, say it was actua...

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What Pharmacy Carries Sandoz 20 Mg Methylphenidate Hcl besides CVS

I am losing it trying to find a pharmacy other than CVS that carries the Sandoz brand of 20mg Methylphenidate hcl. I have tried most independent pharmacies and none of the major chains seem to have them. I called Walmart, Walgreens, Costco, Neighborcare, Riteaid, Safeway Pharmacy, SuperFresh Pharmacy, a bunch of small independents as well as a few epic pharmacies. The only reason I dont go to CVS is because They have to order it, I have been out for 3 days now, and there cash price is higher than anyone in town. I take three 20mg hcl tabs a day. Plus, my mother is one of the pharmacy techs at my neighborhood pharmacy and has been in recovery for 12 years and would go crazy if she new I was being prescribed generic ritalin. Although I have never had a substance abuse problem, and she kno...

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Sandoz Methylphenidate Availability

Can anyone tell me if they have completely stopped making Methylphenidate 20 mg? Just the regular tablet. Not the extended release / yellow round tablet with sz imprinted on them manufactured by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals... ## I was panicked to think that might be the case, but I just found it at a CVS (in Tucson). From my efforts to find it, this is what I have learned… each CVS may give you a different answer, from "we have no control, we only receive what is sent to us" & "I have no way of finding out anything for you"... to "sure, I can order that for you". Bottom line, to find Sandoz methylphenidate don't give up after calling one or two CVSs! ## Hello Just curious, According to the FDA there is no stoppage or shortage of these pills only the exte...

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metilfenidato

It is methylphenidate: 10 mg pill is a round, white pill scored twice (in a cross) so the pill can be split into four pieces. the other side is scored with the company logo. the pill is manufactured in mexico by Psicofarma. ## What is difference between Xanax and Ritalin based on pill image? They are identical? ## IMMEDIATE HELP REQUIRED, I have the EXACT same question, meds are from a popular part of Mexico from a drug store, packaging was sealed and in Correctly label boxes for the med desired. But unfortunately they are now mixed together do to convenience (but the pills were not examined before they were put together) are there ANY visual or other identifiers between Ritalin 10mg and Clonazepam 2mg? don't know which is what? PLEASE HELP, I don't want the wrong med to be take...

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There Are Three Manufacturers Who Make Methylphenidate

The 3 Manufacturers are Mallinkrodt/Methylin, Sandoz and Watson Pharmaceuticals. On this day, December 3,2011 I learned that if a generic drug is back ordered in lots of different Pharmacies our HMO's will pay for the drug that is prescribed. All who are prescribed Methylphenidate 20 mg. are being turned away by CVS, RiteAid, including the pharmacies in some Giant food stores . If you are prescribed both forms of this drug do not let the Pharmacist fill one part of your prescriptions and if both are on 1 prescription sheet never trust anyone to complete the refill. They'll fill the one they have and as far as the other part, you lose! ## Finally my pharmacy failure has been explained. I went to my CVS Pharmacy and Talked with the manager about the crisis of this back order defen...

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Round bluish white pill K 101

Yes, I take Methylphenidate 10mg, but the pharmacy gave me a generic for it and this is the first time I have used this one. The pill is light blue almost white in color, scored and has a "K" on top and a # "101" on the bottom. I can't seem to find any info on this pill. The other problem is it kind of makes me sleepy, so it has a reverse effect? Can you identify this pill for me? Thank you. ## Hi TJ, Sorry to hear about the pill making you sleepy. In many cases, the effects of various medications have been known to backfire. Maybe your body is still acclimating to the different fillers? A round pale green pill imprinted with K over 101 (separated by a scoreline) on one side and blank on the other is reportedly identified as Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 10 mg. NDC: ...

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methylphenid and methylphenidate

I am in college and I have ADD. At the start of the spring semester my Dr. prescribed me the generic form of Ritalin "methylphenid." When I went to go get my last prescription filled they gave me "methylphenidate." Are there any difference between the 2? If so what? ## They are the same, both generic for Ritalin. The pharmacy just left off the last 3 letters of the name. ## Hello Bobjotoby, How odd, I don't think I have ever seen a pharmacy cut off just the last 3 letters of a drug but I was unable to find anything on a drug named methylphenid so I would assume that BL is correct in saying that is likely what has happened. For peace of mind you always have the option to call the pharmacy and confirm if this is the case. Let us know what you find.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Methylphenidate
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 25mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 10 Mg., 15 Mg., 20 Mg., 30 Mg., 40 Mg., 50 Mg., And 60 Mg., 100mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 50mg, 60mg, 80mg
  • Film, Extended Release: 10mg/9hr (1.1mg/hr), 15mg/9hr (1.6mg/hr), 20mg/9hr (2.2mg/hr), 30mg/9hr (3.3mg/hr)
  • For Suspension, Extended Release: 5mg/ml
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 10mg/5ml, 5mg/5ml
  • Suspension: 5mg per ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Chewable: 10mg, 2.5mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 10mg, 18mg, 20mg, 27mg, 30mg, 36mg, 40mg, 54mg, 60mg, 80mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release, Chewable: 20mg, 30mg, 40mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating, Extended Release: 10mg, 17.3mg, 20mg, 25.9mg, 30mg, 8.6mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Methylphenidate: (247 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-3230 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride (La) (La) 20 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • 0093-3231 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride (La) (La) 30 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • 0093-3232 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride (La) (La) 40 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • 0093-5292 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 50 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5293 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 60 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5295 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 10 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5296 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5297 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 30 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5298 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 40 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5346 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5347 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 30 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-5348 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 40 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0115-1736 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1737 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1738 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 30 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1739 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 40 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1740 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 50 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1741 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 60 mg Oral Capsule, Extended Release by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1800 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Impax Generics
  • 0115-1801 Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Impax Generics
  • 227 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Methylphenidate or a similar ingredient: (17 results)

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methylphenidate hcl 20mg
pink tablet 585 ## Check your imprint again. Is there a letter or a sign or another number on it as well? ## An oval pin... 4 replies
Methylphenidate refill from APO
I have been taking Methylphenidate mps 20mg for the past few years and doing great. A couple of weeks ago I went up to g... 2 replies
methylphenidate 20mg tablets
take 1 tablet by mouth 3 times daily ## Hi will, Thanks for taking the time to share that dosing information. According ... 2 replies
methylphenidate la 30 mg cap differences
Why would I get 2 different pills when I have the same prescription and same manufacturer on the bottles from the same P... 1 reply
Methylphenidate switched from blue to white tab ">|00 &CG"?
I was on yellow 20mg But I cut myself to blue (with my doc approval:) I was DOING WELL BUT NOW pharmacist given me a whi... 1 reply
methylphenidate & methyphenidate sa & sr
i am on just plain methylphenidate 20 mg tabs. they don't seem to be as effective as they used to be. i was talking ... 1 reply
methylphenidate sa
White round tablet SZ 780 ## I located the pill in description to be a 20 mg Methylphenidate SR tablet. Methylphenidate ... 1 reply
methylphenidate hcl tab 5mg
tiny white pill with M on one side and a 5 on the other ## Located a match for a round white pill with an M on one side ... 1 reply






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