Ritalin/Ritalin LA

Ritalin/Ritalin LA Description

methylphenidate

Manufacturer:

Novartis

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
Four Star
Full Prescribing Info
Description
Ritalin: One Ritalin tablet contains 10 mg of methylphenidate hydrochloride.
Ritalin LA: One Ritalin LA capsule contains 10 mg, 20 mg or 30 mg of methylphenidate hydrochloride. Each modified-release, hard-gelatin capsule contains half the dose as immediate release beads and the remaining half of the dose as enteric-coated, delayed-release beads. Thus providing an immediate release of methylphenidate followed by a delayed release of methylphenidate.
Methylphenidate hydrochloride is methyl (R*, R*)-(±)-α-phenyl-2-piperidine acetate hydrochloride; or 2-piperidineacetic acid, α-phenyl-, methyl ester, hydrochloride; or methyl α-phenyl-2-piperidineacetate hydrochloride. It has a molecular formula of C14H19NO2·HCl; and a molecular weight of 269.8.
Methylphenidate hydrochloride is a white, finely crystalline, odourless powder; freely soluble in water and methanol, soluble in ethanol and slightly soluble in chloroform and acetone. It is a racemic mixture comprised of the d- and l-threo enantiomers.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Ritalin: Lactose, calcium phosphate, gelatin, magnesium stearate, purified talc and wheat starch.
Ritalin LA: Sugar spheres, polyethylene glycol 6000, ammonio methacrylate copolymer type B, methacrylic acid copolymer type A, talc, triethyl citrate, gelatin, titanium dioxide.
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