How is Cotempla XR-ODT different to other brands of methylphenidate?
Medically reviewed by Judith Stewart, BPharm. Last updated on Feb 24, 2021.
This ODT formulation is designed to dissolve on the tongue without the need to swallow with water.
Cotempla XR-ODT (methylphenidate) was approved in June 2017 for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in pediatric patients 6 to 17 years of age. It is not approved for use in adults.
Cotempla XR-ODT tablets are administered once daily in the morning.
Cotempla XR-ODT contains methylphenidate which is a Schedule II Controlled Substance, which means it has a high potential for abuse and dependence.
- Cotempla XR-ODT must be stored in a safe place, preferably locked, to prevent misuse.
- Cotempla XR-ODT must not be given to anyone else. Selling or giving away Cotempla XR-ODT may harm others and is against the law.
- Any unused or expired Cotempla XR-ODT should be disposed of through a medicine take-back program if available.
There are many brands of methylphenidate on the U.S market with multiple dosage forms, including:
- tablets (Ritalin)
- extended-release tablets (Concerta, Methylin ER, Relexxii)
- extended-release capsules (Adhansia XR, Aptensio XR, Jornay PM, Metadate CD, Ritalin LA)
- extended-release chewable tablets (Quillichew ER)
- extended-release orally disintegrating tablets (Cotempla XR-ODT)
- transdermal system (Daytrana)
- oral solution (Methylin)
- powder for extended-release oral suspension (Quillivant XR)
For more information, see What are the brands of methylphenidate?
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