Ritalin La

Narcolepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Treatment
20 Active Studies for Ritalin La

What is Ritalin La

MethylphenidateThe Generic name of this drug
Treatment SummaryDexmethylphenidate is a stimulant drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Approved in 2002, it works by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain, making it more available for use. It is believed that the “right-handed” version of this drug is more effective and produces fewer side effects than its “left-handed” version or the combination of both.
Methylphenidate Hydrochlorideis the brand name
Ritalin La Overview & Background
Brand Name
Generic Name
First FDA Approval
How many FDA approvals?
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
Methylphenidate
1955
490

Effectiveness

How Ritalin La Affects PatientsDexmethylphenidate is a form of the drug methylphenidate that is more potent than the regular version. It works by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain.
How Ritalin La works in the bodyMethylphenidate works by blocking the reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, specifically in the thalamus and striatum. Studies have shown that it can also affect the prefrontal cortex, although this effect is not as strong. When taken, it also affects blood flow to areas of the brain like the striatum, supplementary motor area, and posterior parietal cortex.

When to interrupt dosage

The prescribed dosage of Ritalin La is contingent upon the diagnosed condition. The amount of dosage alters, according to the method of administration (e.g. Tablet, film coated, extended release or Capsule, extended release) outlined in the table beneath.
Condition
Dosage
Administration
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
20.0 mg, , 30.0 mg, 40.0 mg, 10.0 mg, 60.0 mg, 27.0 mg, 36.0 mg, 54.0 mg, 50.0 mg, 5.0 mg, 2.5 mg, 5.0 mg/mL, 10.0 mg/mL, 18.0 mg, 80.0 mg, 15.0 mg, 10.0 mg/hour, 20.0 mg/hour, 15.0 mg/hour, 30.0 mg/hour, 30.0 mg/mL, 6.0 mg/mL, 7.5 mg/mL, 9.0 mg/mL, 8.6 mg, 25.9 mg, 17.3 mg, 1.0 mg/mL, 2.0 mg/mL, 25.0 mg, 35.0 mg, 55.0 mg, 70.0 mg, 85.0 mg, 100.0 mg, 45.0 mg, 72.0 mg, 63.0 mg
, Oral, Capsule, extended release - Oral, Capsule, extended release, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Capsule, Capsule - Oral, Tablet, film coated, extended release, Tablet, film coated, extended release - Oral, Tablet, chewable, Tablet, chewable - Oral, Solution, Solution - Oral, Tablet, extended release, Tablet, extended release - Oral, Tablet, Chewable, Extended Release, Tablet, Chewable, Extended Release - Oral, Transdermal, Patch, Patch - Transdermal, Suspension, extended release, Suspension, extended release - Oral, Tablet, orally disintegrating, Tablet, orally disintegrating - Oral
Narcolepsy
20.0 mg, , 30.0 mg, 40.0 mg, 10.0 mg, 60.0 mg, 27.0 mg, 36.0 mg, 54.0 mg, 50.0 mg, 5.0 mg, 2.5 mg, 5.0 mg/mL, 10.0 mg/mL, 18.0 mg, 80.0 mg, 15.0 mg, 10.0 mg/hour, 20.0 mg/hour, 15.0 mg/hour, 30.0 mg/hour, 30.0 mg/mL, 6.0 mg/mL, 7.5 mg/mL, 9.0 mg/mL, 8.6 mg, 25.9 mg, 17.3 mg, 1.0 mg/mL, 2.0 mg/mL, 25.0 mg, 35.0 mg, 55.0 mg, 70.0 mg, 85.0 mg, 100.0 mg, 45.0 mg, 72.0 mg, 63.0 mg
, Oral, Capsule, extended release - Oral, Capsule, extended release, Tablet, Tablet - Oral, Capsule, Capsule - Oral, Tablet, film coated, extended release, Tablet, film coated, extended release - Oral, Tablet, chewable, Tablet, chewable - Oral, Solution, Solution - Oral, Tablet, extended release, Tablet, extended release - Oral, Tablet, Chewable, Extended Release, Tablet, Chewable, Extended Release - Oral, Transdermal, Patch, Patch - Transdermal, Suspension, extended release, Suspension, extended release - Oral, Tablet, orally disintegrating, Tablet, orally disintegrating - Oral

Warnings

Ritalin La has nine contraindications and should not be consumed in combination with the conditions provided in the subsequent table.Ritalin La Contraindications
Condition
Risk Level
Notes
advanced arteriosclerosis
Do Not Combine
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
Do Not Combine
Thyrotoxicosis
Do Not Combine
Pulse Frequency
Do Not Combine
Open-angle glaucoma
Do Not Combine
Hypertensive disease
Do Not Combine
Pulse Frequency
Do Not Combine
Tension
Do Not Combine
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Do Not Combine
symptomatic cardiovascular disease
Do Not Combine
Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome
Do Not Combine
Pheochromocytomas
Do Not Combine
Tic, Motor
Do Not Combine
Agitation
Do Not Combine
There are 20 known major drug interactions with Ritalin La.
Common Ritalin La Drug Interactions
Drug Name
Risk Level
Description
Desflurane
Major
Methylphenidate may increase the hypertensive activities of Desflurane.
Diethyl ether
Major
Methylphenidate may increase the hypertensive activities of Diethyl ether.
Enflurane
Major
Methylphenidate may increase the hypertensive activities of Enflurane.
Halothane
Major
Methylphenidate may increase the hypertensive activities of Halothane.
Isoflurane
Major
Methylphenidate may increase the hypertensive activities of Isoflurane.
Ritalin La Toxicity & Overdose RiskThere is no difference in the effects of dexmethylphenidate between genders. There have not been many studies done on the difference in effects of this drug across racial groups, young children, those with kidney or liver impairment, pregnant women, or elderly patients. People with kidney problems are unlikely to need to adjust their dose, as the drug isn't processed through the kidneys. Animal studies have shown that taking this drug during pregnancy can cause delayed development and reduced weight gain in male offspring. When weighing the benefits and risks of taking this drug, it is important to note that it has not been linked to cancer, but has caused liver tumors in mice

Ritalin La Novel Uses: Which Conditions Have a Clinical Trial Featuring Ritalin La?

77 active clinical trials are presently underway to evaluate the potential of Ritalin La to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Condition
Clinical Trials
Trial Phases
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
75 Actively Recruiting
Phase 4, Not Applicable, Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Early Phase 1
Narcolepsy
8 Actively Recruiting
Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4, Phase 1, Not Applicable

Ritalin La Reviews: What are patients saying about Ritalin La?

5Patient Review
6/10/2012
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
My symptoms come back in the afternoon and evening.
5Patient Review
7/25/2009
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
5Patient Review
3/3/2010
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Ritalin LA has been a godsend for my narcolepsy. I've tried other medications like Provigil in the past, but they either didn't work or had terrible side effects. Ritalin LA helps me get through the day without feeling exhausted all the time.
4.3Patient Review
2/26/2015
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
I started taking this in grade three, and then switched to concerta. Big mistake- I got very aggressive and territorial. I attacked my sister for no reason and got angry over small things like food not being perfect. This is the complete opposite of me. Then, I switched back to ritalin and everything has been good. I still get C grades but they're a lot better when on ritalin.
4.3Patient Review
4/14/2013
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
This medication helped me to finally be able to focus and finish tasks that I had started.
4Patient Review
7/29/2015
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
I just started taking IC Methylphenidate today. So far, I haven't noticed any negative side effects. I was previously taking 54 mg of Concerta, but the cost was too high.
4Patient Review
9/13/2009
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
3.7Patient Review
2/24/2011
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
I have been experiencing chest pains that occur approximately 15-20 minutes after taking Ritalin LA.
3.3Patient Review
2/2/2010
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
3Patient Review
9/23/2010
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to Ritalin that works just as well or similarly.
2.7Patient Review
5/1/2011
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
I have been experiencing chest pains that onset approx. within 15-20 minutes after taking ritalin LA is there anyone who can give me some advice in this situation????
2Patient Review
1/27/2014
Ritalin La for Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
I have ADD and this treatment didn't help me at all.
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Patient Q&A Section about ritalin la

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How long is Ritalin LA effective?

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Ritalin LA is designed to release half of the medication immediately and the other half after four hours, providing up to nine hours of relief with a single dose regardless of whether or not the patient has eaten."

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Is Ritalin LA better than Ritalin?

"Ritalin SR and Ritalin LA enter the bloodstream more slowly than standard Ritalin, providing 4-8 hours and 10 hours of symptom relief respectively."

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What does LA mean in Ritalin?

"Ritalin LA (long-acting) capsules are for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Ritalin LA is a stimulant that makes people with ADHD more attentive and less impulsive and hyperactive."

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Is Ritalin LA still available?

"In a letter dated March 23, 2016, Novartis notified the FDA that RITALIN LA (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules, 60 mg, were being discontinued, and the FDA moved the drug product to the “Discontinued Drug Product List” section of the Orange Book."

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