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.
Methylphenidate tablets are available in three strengths:
Methylphenidate 5 mg
Methylphenidate 10 mg
Methylphenidate 20 mg.
Both generic and brand-name methylphenidate are currently available. It is, however, not possible to buy methylphenidate without a prescription.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed January 23, 2007.
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