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Ritalin LA (Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended Release) - Summary

 
 



BOX WARNING

Drug Dependence

Ritalin LA should be given cautiously to patients with a history of drug dependence or alcoholism. Chronic abusive use can lead to marked tolerance and psychological dependence with varying degrees of abnormal behavior. Frank psychotic episodes can occur, especially with parenteral abuse. Careful supervision is required during withdrawal from abusive use, since severe depression may occur. Withdrawal following chronic therapeutic use may unmask symptoms of the underlying disorder that may require follow-up.

 

RITALIN LA SUMMARY

Ritalin® LA

Methylphenidate hydrochloride is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant.

Ritalin LA® (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules is indicated for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Published Studies Related to Ritalin LA (Methylphenidate)

Drug-specific laterality effects on frontal lobe activation of atomoxetine and methylphenidate in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder boys during working memory. [2014]
CONCLUSIONS: The study shows both shared and drug-specific effects. ATX

Effect of methylphenidate and folic Acid on ADHD symptoms and quality of life and aggression: a randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. [2013]
CONCLUSION: considering the marked limitations of this trial, this primarily

Effects of methylphenidate on acute math performance in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. [2013]
CONCLUSIONS: MPH improves acute math performance in children with ADHD. Younger

Extended-release dexmethylphenidate 30 mg/d versus 20 mg/d: duration of attention, behavior, and performance benefits in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. [2013]
performance in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder... CONCLUSIONS: D-MPH-ER 30 mg was superior to D-MPH-ER 20 mg at later time points

A post hoc comparison of the effects of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate and osmotic-release oral system methylphenidate on symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. [2013]
methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) on symptoms of ADHD in children and adolescents... CONCLUSIONS: This post hoc analysis showed that, at the doses tested, patients

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Clinical Trials Related to Ritalin LA (Methylphenidate)

A Comparative Effectiveness Study Evaluating OROS® Methylphenidate HCl, Ritalin® (Methylphenidate HCl), and Placebo for the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children [Completed]

An Effectiveness and Safety Study Evaluating OROS® Methylphenidate HCl, Ritalin® (Methylphenidate HCl) and Placebo in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to provide data on the effectiveness of the OROS® Methylphenidate HCl formulation compared to placebo and standard immediate-release Ritalin® with respect to improving attention and behavior, and decreasing hyperactivity in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Both OROS® Methylphenidate HCl and Ritalin® contain the central nervous system stimulant, methylphenidate HCl. The safety associated with the two methylphenidate formulations will also be compared with placebo.

A Double-Blind Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study of Single Doses of OROS Methylphenidate Hydrochloride (CONCERTA) and Long-Acting Methylphenidate Hydrochloride (RITALIN LA) in Healthy Adults [Completed]
This is a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, three-period crossover study to examine the likeability of a single dose of OROS MPH (CONCERTẢ 90mg) and a single dose of Long-acting MPH (RITALIN LẢ 90mg). Hypotheses are as follows:

Hypothesis 1: OROS-MPH (CONCERTẢ) will be later than SODOS-MPH (RITALIN LẢ) in its Tmax (time to Cmax).

Hypothesis 2: The subjective feelings of detection and likeability would be greater for SODOS-MPH (RITALIN LẢ) than for an equivalent total dose of OROS-MPH (CONCERTẢ).

A Multicenter Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of OROS® Methylphenidate HCl, Ritalin® (Methylphenidate HCl) and Placebo in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of OROS® Methylphenidate HCl as compared with placebo and standard immediate-release Ritalin® (taken three time per day) for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children. Both OROS® Methylphenidate HCl and Ritalin® contain the central nervous system stimulant, methylphenidate HCl.

Naturalistic Substitution of Concerta in Adult Subject With ADHD Receiving Immediate Release Methylphenidate [Completed]
This is a single-blind study looking at the efficacy and satisfaction of Concerta substitution in adult subjects with ADHD receiving immediate release methylphenidate. Subjects will be administered a maximum dose of 1. 3mg/kg/day of either methylphenidate or Concerta. The specific hypotheses of this study are:

Hypothesis 1: ADHD symptomatology in adults with DSM-IV, ADHD will continue to be controlled in patients switched from MPH IR TID to Concerta.

Hypothesis 2: Patient satisfaction will not decrease in patients switched from MPH IR TID to Concerta (ie., all patients will be equally or more satisfied on Concerta as compared with MPH IR TID.

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Reports of Suspected Ritalin LA (Methylphenidate) Side Effects

Drug Ineffective (13)Somnolence (9)Agitation (8)Anxiety (8)Insomnia (8)Fatigue (7)Aggression (7)Loss of Consciousness (6)Dizziness (6)Abnormal Behaviour (6)more >>


PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Ritalin LA has an overall score of 8. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
 

Ritalin LA review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ADHD
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken 1 for the period of 1 yr
Other conditions:   Depression
Other drugs taken:   Cymbalta
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This medication enabled me to think clearly. My thought processes were more coherent. It assisted me in concentrating and therefore I was able to complete tasks --- finally had follow-thru! I was able to manage my time better.
Side effects:   This medication caused me to be nervous, tremble and I became slightly irritable.
Comments:   n/a

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