Methylphenidate Arguments

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According to the FDA website, Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is available in extended-release oral suspension or capsule: Ritalin XR or LA( do not crush, chew or break), sustained release: Ritalin SR, immediate release tablet: Ritalin IR ( chewable and soluble form), transdermal system ( Daytrana) Dosing should be individualized depending on patients weights, needs, and responses. Ritalin should be taken exactly as prescribed. According to Food And Drug Administration(FDA) website, Ritalin Immediate release(Ritalin IR) initial dose: 5mg orally twice/day, taken 30 to 45 minutes before breakfast and lunch. The dose can be adjusted weekly by increments of 5 to 10mg with a maximum of 60mg/day, depending on efficacy and tolerability

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