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Dr. Is increasing my ritalin (methylphenidate) from 5mg twice a day to 10 mg twice a day. Can i take two 5mg pills twice a day until i get my new prescription filled?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: 5&5 =10

Of course.

In brief: 5&5 =10

Of course.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually works

I will often have patients try using two of the 5's to see if the increase in dosing produces benefits.
The use of a single 10 is more a convenience with this med than any difference in absorption or action.

In brief: Usually works

I will often have patients try using two of the 5's to see if the increase in dosing produces benefits.
The use of a single 10 is more a convenience with this med than any difference in absorption or action.
Dr. James Ferguson
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