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Is it ok for my child to chew his ritalin?

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Quando62 9 May 2015

Take Ritalin tablets at least 30 to 45 minutes before a meal. The extended-release forms of Ritalin can be taken with or without food.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release Ritalin tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking the tablet may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

You may open the extended-release capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding or applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.

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