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A 20-year-old male asked:

1)differences between sustained-release vs extended-release ? 2)usual ritalin (methylphenidate) dose for excessive daytime sleepiness ?best regards.

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
US Pharmacopeia: Defines delayed-release tabs as enteric-coated to delay release until med passes through stomach to prevent destruction/inactivation by gastric juices or drug from irritating gastric mucosa. Usp defines extended-release tablets formulated to make the medication available over an extended period of time following ingestion. Ritalin (methylphenidate) dose is individualized based on response and tolerability. Regards.

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