Active Ingredient(s): Methylphenidate
FDA Approved: * December 5, 1955
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: ADD / ADHD

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Ritalin Overview

Methylphenidate, abbreviated MP or MPH, sold under the trade name Ritalin, among others, is a stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is a first line medication for ADHD. It may be taken by mouth or applied to the skin, and different formulations have varying durations of effect.[1] Common side effects of methylphenidate include difficulty sleeping, decreased appetite, anxiety, and weight loss. More serious side effects m...

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Find a doctor who prescribes either ritalin or adderall for my ADHD in Southwest Florida.

I've had adhd since childhood and it has gotten increasingly worse. I've tried EVERYTHING and found that only these two medications really work. My doctor dropped me due to something regarding Obamacare and I NEED to have my prescriptions refilled! These drugs have literally brought my life back to normal! Please tell me of a doctor who understands the severity of the condition and will prescribe the right medications somewhere in Southwest Florida. ## Obamacare has to do with getting medical coverage, not whether or not your doctor treats you. And as to getting the medications that work for you, you'll need to see a new doctor and make sure that they get a full copy of your medical records. Once they can see what has and hasn't worked for you, as documented by fellow ph...

Potential mistake in pill by pharmacist and I’m out of state

I think my pharmacist put the wrong pill in my script bottle and there doesn’t seem to be anyone who can find what it is. The closest is a green one w the same markings k 101 which is Ritalin and I’ve never taken that and I have taken a days worth of the pain meds and I’m scared I took the wrong medicine my pharmacy is closed and closed tomorrow so I can’t get them to confirm. I’m traveling out of state. I’ve talked to pharmacist and poison control. No one can find a light blue pill with these markings. It’s def not green. I’m just scared because I take oxycodone 10 mg for chronic pain but I’ve never taken any kind of Ritalin it adderall or amphetimine and now i May have take it for a whole day and i have to sleep to work tomorrow an...

ritalin 20 mg tablets by northstar

I was on Adderall XR 30 mg, 3X/day for a long time until all the generics came out with the ineffective fillers and they became ineffective. My doctor then switched me to Ritalin 20 mg, 3X/day. They did help to perk me up. I'm on a heavy dose of morphine thru an infusion pump for chronic pain for almost 10 years. I called the office to tell them about the side effects I was having: INTENSE sweating, ANGER, mood changes. I was told to reduce the script to 1/2 pill in the am and 1/2 in the pm. This was a little too low so I take 1 tablet in the am and 1/2 in the pm. So far, this seems to be working well and the sweating has decreased almost 98%, anger is gone. I think I'll stay here since its working. Has anyone else had issues with Ritalin? ## Those can be normal side effects of ...

Ritalin pill differences - Imprints of T 175 and Dan 20

My daughter gets prescribed 20mgs of Ritalin instant release (Dan 20) 3 times a day. I had to go to a different pharmacy and they gave me a yellow pill round with T 175 on one side. Is this the same thing? It doesn't seem to be working as well!!! ## Yes, it is also a generic for Ritalin, it contains 20mgs of Methylphenidate. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, insomnia, and anorexia. Has there been any change, or is she still having a problem with it? Is she on any other medications? ## Thank you and Yes she takes 0.1 mg of clonidine mood stablizer and it also helps her sleep at night ## Ahh Finally Found a Site Where I Can Get Quick Answers Without All The Login Has...

Ritalin sr 20 mg tablets

I was told by my pharmacist today that brand name (Novartis)-ritalin 20 mg tablets sr (sustained-release), have been discontinued. I cannot find anything on the internet to confirm this. He filled one-third of the prescription and said to contact the doctor to decide what to do. He said ritalin capsules, 20 mg la (long-acting) is still available from novartis. Has anyone out there had any similar difficulties? This may cause problems with my insurance plan...or delays. And I don't have transportation to go from pharmacy to pharmacy looking for ritalin tabs 20 mg sr. Would appreciate any feedback. Thank you in advance. ## Sunday night, and my Rite Aid pharmacist called to tell me the same thing. He said any pharmacy (Rite Aid, Walmart and more) that orders their pills from McKesson w...

white ritalin pill with an r one side and 550 on other

I accidentally spilled opened my wife's purse and she had small white pills with these fancy letter R on one side and 550 on the other what are these pills for I am concerned I am very worried don't want to approach her until I know what to PI'll is first. ## Hello, David! How are you? Are the markings in black print? If so, this is a 50mg delayed release Diclofenac tablet, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that's used to treat pain, fever and swelling. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach irritation. ## My Doc just changed my medication from Adderall Xr 30 mg - 2 X daily to Ritalin 20 mg tablets- 3 X/day. My question is will these pills make me feel the depression & anger I had with the Addetall XR or IR (generics).

k 102 Ritalin? Do they make you sick?

I have taken Ritalin for years for Narcolepsy. I just got a bottle of yellow pills with K 102 on them. Does anyone else take this brand? They are making me weak, extremely tired and I feel awful. I have never had or seen this brand before. Normally I take Teva. I'm wondering if it's this brand that is making me feel this way? ## These tablets are manufactured by KVK Tech and those can be normal side effects of this medication, according to FDA reports. You may also experience dizziness, headache, irritability, and insomnia. NDC code: 10702-0102 How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? It is very odd for this medication to cause you to feel tired, since it usually causes the opposite as a side effect. Are you on any other medications? ## I feel THE EXACT SAME WAY! I usu...

Kvk Ritalin - Are you kidding

Kvk... Ritalin?! Garbage! I will be going to the Dr's and ask why I'm being rx'd phentermine?! A drug is a drug, is a drug! Ritalin would give me a happy, motivated, feeling. My palms used to sweat, I was engaged, now the magic is gone. I'm no longer convinced kvk is selling Ritalin! This I put up with 2-3 times now... My given right and body will stop being coerced by Dr's that believe they know best. Trust me, decline this kvk brand!!! Pissed off, and tried the "stimulant vacation!". Before someone wants to get mouthy, I saved an old script before kvk... Kvk white round tabs are not Ritalin!? ## Hello Vemonter, I'm unsure of the direction you wanted to go with this post. Are you simply stating that KVK is not Ritalin? If so you're absolutely correct...

Round White Pill M Square and a 5 no line

SMALL ROUND FLAT. THE BACK SIDE HAS A 5 ONLY BY ITSELF. FRONT SIDE HAS A SQUARE WITH AN M. ## No line is ritalin. Just need to kno mg's. W line is oxy. Big difference. Ppl will b popping the wrong thing from the confusion on here w or w/o a line on it. Anyone know the mg's of ritalin this is?? ## This is a 5mg Methylin tablet, which contains the active ingredient Methylphenidate and is manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. It is commonly used to treat ADHD, and Narcolepsy. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, nervousness, weight loss, insomnia, and anorexia. Is there anything else I can help with?

White pill with MP 20 on one side and 123 on the other side? what is it?

White pill with MP 20 on one side and 123 on the other side? what is it? ## I can't find this specific marking listed in our U.S. prescription drug resources. It could be something available over the counter or a foreign medication. Was it found in the U.S. or elsewhere? ## recently purchased and exact pill from a friend and have trouble finding it on the web. Was told it was Ritalin. Needed for studying and such. ## My brother takes them persrcibed by the doctor they are infact Rilalin 20s. In Canada. ## Seconding this; they are a Canadian generic 20mg methylphenidate instant release, a.k.a. Ritalin. ## It's methylphenidate (generic pharmascience brand, ritalin) 20mg. I know this as i'm prescribed this for years and years.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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, 25mg, 30mg, 35mg, 40mg, 45mg, 50mg, 55mg, 60mg, 70mg, 80mg, 85mg
  • 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 Ritalin: (10 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0370 Ritalin La 20 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0371 24 Hr Ritalin 30 mg Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0372 Ritalin La 40 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0424 Ritalin 10 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0439 Ritalin 5 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0440 Ritalin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0441 Ritalin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0442 8 Hr Ritalin-sr 20 mg Extended Release Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 54868-1706 Ritalin 5 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-2762 Ritalin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Methylphenidate or a similar ingredient: (18 results)

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