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What are the brands of methylphenidate?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 11, 2019.

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Brand names of methylphenidate include Ritalin, Ritalin LA, Concerta, Metadate CD, Methylin, Methylin ER, Daytrana, Quillivant XR, Quillichew ER, Aptensio XR, Cotempla XR-ODT, Jornay PM, and Adhansia XR.

Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some formulations of methylphenidate may also be used for the treatment of narcolepsy.

Methylphenidate is a federal controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Methylphenidate should always be stored in a safe place to prevent misuse.

Methylphenidate is available in a number of dosage forms. Some branded products may also be available as a generic.

Brand Name Dosage Form Company Approved Indication Patient Population Administration
Adhansia XR (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules Purdue Pharma February 27, 2019 ADHD 6 years and older once daily in the morning
Aptensio XR (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules Rhodes Pharmaceuticals April 17, 2015 ADHD 6 years and older once daily in the morning
Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release tablets Janssen August 1, 2000 ADHD 6 years to 65 years once daily in the morning
Cotempla XR-ODT (methylphenidate) extended-release orally disintegrating tablets Neos Therapeutics June 19, 2017 ADHD 6 years to 17 years once daily in the morning
Daytrana (methylphenidate) transdermal system Noven Pharmaceuticals April 6, 2006 ADHD 6 years to 17 years patch applied to skin for 9 hours per day
Jornay PM (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules Ironshore Pharmaceuticals August 8, 2018 ADHD 6 years and older once daily in the evening
Metadate CD (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules Lannett Company April 3, 2001 ADHD 6 years and older once daily in the morning

Methylin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)
oral solution SpecGx LLC December 19, 2002 ADHD; Narcolepsy 6 years and older 2 to 3 times a day
Methylin ER (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release tablets SpecGx LLC May 9, 2000 ADHD; Narcolepsy 6 years and older duration of action of approximately 8 hours
Quillichew ER (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release chewable tablets NextWave Pharmaceuticals December 4, 2015 ADHD 6 years and older once daily in the morning
Quillivant XR (methylphenidate hydrochloride) powder for extended-release oral suspension NextWave Pharmaceuticals September 27, 2012 ADHD 6 years and older once daily in the morning
Relexxii
(methylphenidate hydrochloride)
extended-release tablets Vertical Pharmaceuticals July 28, 2017 ADHD 6 years to 65 years once daily in the morning
Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) tablets Novartis December 5, 1955 ADHD; Narcolepsy 6 years and older 2 to 3 times a day
Ritalin LA (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules Novartis June 5, 2002 ADHD 6 years to 12 years once daily in the morning

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