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Methylphenidate Extended Release Tablets Dosage
1)differences between sustained-release vs extended-release ? 2)usual ritalin (methylphenidate) dose for excessive daytime sleepiness ?Best regards.
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. ...Read more
Difference between sr and xr?It's not clear in many references, i know both of them will be released gradually for goals.2) ritalin (methylphenidate) usual adult dose?
Delayed release Meds: The difference between the sr and xr preparations is how the drug is packaged for delayed delivery. Both are delayed released preparation and provide a uniform delivery of medication through the day. Usually the dose is 1to 1 for methylphenidate. The delayed release form doesn't have a peak or jolt that certain patients need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i give my grandson a dose of immodium, he is 5 and half year old and taking methylphenidate, re 30mg eguasym slow release and 5mg methylphenidate?
In addition...: ...To what my colleagues have already said; diarrhea is often the body's way of getting something bad out of it, like something he ate, a virus, etc.. Immodium will keep whatever it is inside his intestines, and can prolong the illness and interfere with healing. Stop all juices, keep him well hydrated, and bring him to his doc if he has severe belly pain or there is blood in the diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I was looking to do more than moderate drinking, how long would I have to wait after taking extended release Ritalin (methylphenidate) in order to be safe?
Safe is relative : Drinking more than moderately increases risk of accidents, health problems, legal and social conflict, and emotional difficulty. So, alcohol in more than moderate amounts is not necessarily safe. Add Methylphenidate (immediate or extended release) and risks increase. Avoiding the combination of the two may help reduce risk but risk would still be present. You may wait 4-7 days at most. ...Read more
No: Not without talking to your doctor. You might be at the max dose, you might need an additional or different medicine. ...Read more
What are the differences in dosage between ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, to achieve the same effects?
Rough estimate below: D-amphetamine (dexedrine) is about twice as potent as methylphenidate (ritalin), so 10 mg of the former is roughly the same as 20 mg of the latter. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of 1/2 d-amphetamine plus 1/2 d- & l-amphetamine (the latter being inactive with respect to adhd. So, conversion from Ritalin to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is about 20 mg down to 15 mg. But, individual response varies, so that's just a start. ...Read more
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