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How Should Methylphenidate Be Stored?

Methylphenidate should be stored at room temperature away from moisture or heat. The tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your methylphenidate as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Taking a dose after 6 p.m. may cause trouble sleeping. Don't ever take a double dose.

Available Strengths

Methylphenidate tablets are available in three strengths:
  • Methylphenidate 5 mg
  • Methylphenidate 10 mg
  • Methylphenidate 20 mg.

Generic Methylphenidate

Both generic and brand-name methylphenidate are currently available. It is, however, not possible to buy methylphenidate without a prescription.
(Click Generic Ritalin for more information.)
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