Stimulant ADHD Medication Aid

Stimulant ADHD Medication Aid

Generic Medication Brand Names Dosage Forms Starting Dose Max Dose Notes
Methylphenidate
(immediate release)
Ritalin
Methylin chewable
Methylin liquid
5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
5 mg/5 ml,10 mg/5 ml
5 mg BID 60 mg divided BID or TID  
Methylphenidate extended release capsule Ritalin LA
Metadate CD
10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 50 mg, 60 mg 20 mg daily 60 mg daily Can be opened/sprinkled
Methylphenidate extended release tablet Concerta 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg, 54 mg 18 mg daily 54 mg (for 6-12 years)
72 mg (for age 13+)
Cannot be divided or crushed
Methylphenidate multilayer extended release capsule Aptensio XR 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 50 mg, 60 mg 10 mg daily   Can be opened/sprinkled
Methylphenidate multilayer extended release capsule Adhansia XR 25 mg, 35 mg, 45 mg, 55 mg, 70 mg, 85 mg 25 mg daily 70 mg daily (85 mg daily for adults) 20% IR layer/80% XR layer
Can be opened/sprinkled
Methylphenidate extended release liquid Quillivant XR 25 mg/ 5ml solution
Bottles (ml): 60 mg, 120 mg, 150 mg, 180 mg
20 mg daily 60 mg daily Bottles intended to last one month
20% imm. release, 80% ext. release
 
Methylphenidate extended release chewable tablet QuilliChew ER 20 mg, 30 mg scored chew tabs
40 mg unscored chew tabs
20 mg daily 60 mg daily 30% imm. release, 70% ext. release
Methylphenidate extended release orally disintegrating Cotempla XR-ODT 8.6 mg, 17.3 mg, 25.9 mg 17.3 mg daily 51.8 mg daily Orally disintegrating tab
Methylphenidate extended release transdermal Daytrana 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg 10 mg daily 30 mg daily Possible adverse skin reaction/irritation due to patch
Not suitable for swimming/heavy sweating
Methylphenidate extended release administered at night Jornay PM 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, 100 mg 20 mg daily 100 mg daily Has extended release coating, administered in the evening
Start at 8pm, adjust to between 6:30-9:30 as needed, works in AM
Insomnia at higher rates (33%) than some other stimulants
Methylphenidate sustained release tablet Metadate ER 10 mg, 20 mg 20 mg daily 60 mg daily Must be swallowed whole
Serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate Azstarys 26.1 mg/ 5.2 mg,  39.2 mg/ 7.8 mg, 52.3 mg/ 10.4 mg 39.2 mg/ 7.8 mg 52.3 mg/ 10.4 mg Combination of 30% immediate release dexmethylphenidate plus 70% of serdexmethylphenidate, a dexmethylphenidate prodrug; can be opened & sprinkled

 

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Stimulant ADHD Medication Aid

 

See the Ohio Department of Medicaid Unified Preferred Drugs List for information about prescription coverage for children enrolled in Medicaid.

Medicaid Unified Preferred Drugs List