ADHD

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Posted by: JANETTE | 2011/04/14

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Methylphenidate

My 14 year old child has ADHD - he responded very well with Concerta and Ritalin but unfortunately we had financial problems and did not have medical aid for about a year, we have now but the limits aren''t very good anyway to cut a long question short I have heard that there is a generic for Ritalin called Methylphendate that is much more affordable can you advise me if this medication is the same

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ADHD Expert

Dear Janette,

The generic of ritalin is available in 10mg tablets only - you would need to get advise from your prescribing doctor on how to administer if your child is on a higher dose.

Methylphenidate (generic of Ritalin) is in a fast release formula, and does not come in a slow release like Ritalin LA - again, you would need to speak to our prescribing doctor on ow this would impact on administration.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/04/19

Dear Janette,

The generic of ritalin is available in 10mg tablets only - you would need to get advise from your prescribing doctor on how to administer if your child is on a higher dose.

Methylphenidate (generic of Ritalin) is in a fast release formula, and does not come in a slow release like Ritalin LA - again, you would need to speak to our prescribing doctor on ow this would impact on administration.

Kind regards,
Delia

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