I got prescribed Methylphenidate er 36 mg for adhd. It's a round white pill with tl 708 written on it, and also has a tiny hole in the middle, some have it in front and some on the back. The pill bottle says that it's from Trigen Laboratories however when I went to their website it wasn't there and when I searched Vertical Pharmaceutical it wasn't there either and not at Avista Capital partners either. I searched everywhere for it and can't find it. I'm searching for it because it didn't help at all with my adhd
Identify pill with 'tl 708' imprint?
- 12 Nov 2017 by futition
- 17 November 2017
This pill with imprint "TL708" is White, Round and has been identified as Methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release 36 mg. It is supplied by Trigen Laboratories, LLC.
Methylphenidate is used in the treatment of adhd; narcolepsy; depression; severe mood dysregulation; sleep paralysis (and more), and belongs to the drug class CNS stimulants. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Methylphenidate 36 mg is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
Regretfully there is no image of the pill.
Yes, this pill is a generic form of Concerta 36mg but, FYI, it may not be as effective as Concerta or other good generics like ones made by Actavis.
Believe it or not, there is a difference between round and oval methylphenidate ER pills. The brand Concerta is an oval-shaped pill. The round-shaped generic pills are made differently and are not necessarily comparable or as effective as Concerta for treating ADHD.
Personally I noticed a significant difference when my pharmacy switched me to this generic from the Actavis generic I’d been taking for years. When I told my doc my pills looked different he was pretty annoyed with my pharmacist and explained that I should only taking the oval-shaped generic, imprinted with “Alza 36”. Now that I’ve switched back I feel much better.
So, my advice is to talk to your doctor AND your pharmacist. I hope this is helpful. Best of luck.
- Methylphenidate Information for Consumers
- Methylphenidate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methylphenidate (detailed)
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