ADHD

Question
Posted by: Michelle | 2011-04-13

Q.

Ritalin LA vs Concerta

Would someone be able to give me an approx cost on Ritalin LA. Also what are the pro''s and con''s of Ritalin LA vs Concerta?

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Michelle,

Sam's reply is accurate.

Ritalin and Concerta have the same active ingredient, with Concerta having a slower release system than Ritalin LA. This means Concerta has a less abrupt rise and fall effect.

Costs will depend on the mg - your pharmacist will be able to provide you with the costs. If you are on a medical aid, please note the payment for ADHD medication comes from your day to day savings.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011-04-14

Dear Michelle,

Sam's reply is accurate.

Ritalin and Concerta have the same active ingredient, with Concerta having a slower release system than Ritalin LA. This means Concerta has a less abrupt rise and fall effect.

Costs will depend on the mg - your pharmacist will be able to provide you with the costs. If you are on a medical aid, please note the payment for ADHD medication comes from your day to day savings.

Kind regards,
Delia

Reply to ADD/ADHD Expert
Posted by: Sam | 2011-04-13

Michelle - Ritailn LA is the long acting version. Concerta is much the same and is a slow release capsule. As far as I know they both contain the same active ingredient. The price would vary on the number of mg in the tablet/capsule.

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