Ritalin Dosage

Generic name: methylphenidate (oral)
Brand names: Ritalin tablets, Ritalin LA capsules
Drug class: CNS stimulants

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  TAB: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg

ADHD

[5-15 mg PO bid-tid]
Start: 5-10 mg PO bid, may incr. by 5-10 mg/day q7 days; Max: 60 mg/day; Info: duration 3-5h; give 30-45min before meals, last dose before 6 pm

Narcolepsy

[5-15 mg PO bid-tid]
Start: 5-10 mg PO bid, may incr. by 5-10 mg/day q7 days; Max: 60 mg/day; Info: give 30-45min before meals, last dose before 6 pm

Renal dosing

[not defined]
renal impairment: not defined
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]

 

SRC: NLM .