Methylphenidate

( Ritalin®, Yes)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablet, Modified-Release Tablet, Modified-Release Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - unlicensed
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
No
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Yes/No - M/R tablets must be swallowed whole, but M/R capsules may be opened, and the capsule contents sprinkled onto a small amount (tablespoon) of apple sauce and given immediately (check manufacturers information)
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Yes
Usual formulation brand names
Ritalin®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - some
Modified release
Yes - some tables and capsules
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
Yes
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Special
Are specials or imports available?
Special - on tariff
Liquid strengths
5mg/5ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes (check with manufacturer)
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
No information available
Notes
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