Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Oral Tablet 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Methylphenidate Hydrochloride: Oral tablet (20mg)

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Methylphenidate 20mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: SZ  |  790
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Methylphenidate 20mg Tablet
Mallinckrodt Inc Pharmaceuticals Group
Pill Identification: 20  |  M
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Methylphenidate 20mg Tab
UCB Pharma Inc
Pill Identification: MD  |  532
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Methylin 20mg Tablet
Mallinckrodt Inc Pharmaceuticals Group
Pill Identification: 20  |  M
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Methylphenidate 20mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: DAN 20  |  5884

What is this Medicine?

METHYLPHENIDATE (meth il FEN i date) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat narcolepsy.

CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Methylphenidate Hydrochloride: Oral tablet(20mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20mg Tablet

NDC: 007815753
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Narcolepsy

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Depression

Storage Information
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20mg Tablet
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Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: SZ  |  790
Shape: round
Color: yellow

Reported Side Effects for Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20mg Tablet

Lightheadedness Incidence:
<6.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Brain Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Addiction Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Psychosis Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.7-4.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Confusion Incidence:
1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Emotional Lability Incidence:
1.4-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
>1.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
1.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
1.7-10.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
>1.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
2.0-30.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
2.0-16.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Distressed Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
3.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
3.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
4.8-7.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
5.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
>5.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irritability Incidence:
5.8-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
8.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
9.7-12.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
12.0-22.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20mg Tablet(Methylphenidate Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Methylphenidate Hydrochloride(Methylphenidate Hydrochloride)
Do not drink alcoholic beverages while taking certain forms of Methylphenidate. Side effects from Methylphenidate may get worse if you drink alcohol.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Methylphenidate Hydrochloride 20mg Tablet(Methylphenidate Hydrochloride)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Methylphenidate Hydrochloride(Methylphenidate Hydrochloride)
Limit caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) while taking Methylphenidate. Also avoid medicines containing additional Caffeine whenever possible. Side effects from Methylphenidate may get worse if you take excessive Caffeine. Taking a high amount of Caffeine can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, tremor, or other side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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