Select therapeutic use:

ADHD:

Indications for RITALIN:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Adult:

Give in 2–3 divided doses preferably 30–45mins before meals. Usual dose: 20–30mg/day. Max 60mg/day.

Children:

<6yrs: not established. ≥6yrs: initially 5mg twice daily before breakfast and lunch. May increase by 5–10mg weekly; max 60mg/day.

Contraindications:

During or within 14 days of MAOIs.

Boxed Warning:

Abuse and dependence.

Warnings/Precautions:

High potential for abuse and dependence: monitor. Increased risk of sudden death, stroke, and MI; assess for presence of cardiac disease before initiating. Avoid in known structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, and other cardiac problems. Pre-existing psychotic disorder. Bipolar disorder. Screen for risk factors of developing a manic episode prior to initiation. Consider discontinuing if new psychotic/manic symptoms occur. Peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud's Phenomenon; monitor for digital changes. Monitor growth (esp. children), BP, HR. Reduce dose or discontinue if paradoxical aggravation of symptoms occur. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

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Pharmacologic Class:

CNS stimulant.

Interactions:

See Contraindications. Avoid concomitant use with halogenated anesthetics (eg, halothane), alcohol. May antagonize antihypertensives. Risk of serotonin syndrome with serotonergic drugs.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, insomnia, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, anorexia, tachycardia, palpitations, anxiety, hyperhidrosis, weight loss, dry mouth, nausea; priapism, hypertension.

How Supplied:

Caps, tabs—100

Pricing for RITALIN

20mg tablet (Qty: 60)
Appx. price $35
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Sleep-wake disorders:

Indications for RITALIN:

Narcolepsy.

Adult:

Give in 2–3 divided doses preferably 30–45mins before meals. Usual dose: 20–30mg/day. Max 60mg/day.

Children:

<6yrs: not established. ≥6yrs: initially 5mg twice daily before breakfast and lunch. May increase by 5–10mg weekly; max 60mg/day.

Contraindications:

During or within 14 days of MAOIs.

Warnings/Precautions:

Assess risk of abuse prior to initiation; monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy. Increased risk of sudden death, stroke, and MI; assess for presence of cardiac disease before initiating. Avoid in known structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, and other cardiac problems. Pre-existing psychotic disorder. Bipolar disorder; screen for risk before initiation. Consider discontinuing if new psychotic/manic symptoms occur. Peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud's Phenomenon; monitor for digital changes. Monitor growth (esp. children), BP, HR. Reduce dose or discontinue if paradoxical aggravation of symptoms occur. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

CNS stimulant.

Interactions:

See Contraindications. Avoid concomitant use with halogenated anesthetics (eg, halothane), alcohol. May antagonize antihypertensives. Risk of serotonin syndrome with serotonergic drugs.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, insomnia, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, anorexia, tachycardia, palpitations, anxiety, hyperhidrosis, weight loss, dry mouth, nausea; priapism, hypertension, growth suppression (in children).

How Supplied:

Tabs—100

Pricing for RITALIN

20mg tablet (Qty: 60)
Appx. price $35
GoodRx