Another extended-release formulation of Metadate, Metadate ER
, uses a different method for delaying drug release.
TABLE Stimulants used to treat ADHD in adults Drug Starting dose Maximum daily dose Methylphenidate Ritalin, Methylin 5 mg twice daily 65 mg * Ritalin-SR, Methylin ER, 20 mg every morning 65 mg * Metadate ER
, Metadate CR Concerta 18 mg every morning 54 mg Dextroamphetamine sulfate Dexedrine 2.5 mg twice daily 45 mg * Dexedrine spansules 5 mg every morning 45 mg * Mixed amphetamine salts Adderall 5 mg 40 mg Adderall XR 10 mg every morning 30 mg * American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameter What are Clinical Inquiries?
Hyperlipidemia Sodium and fluid retention increasing risk for hypertension methylphenidate (Ritalin, Treatment of Decreased appetite Ritalin SR, Metadate CD, Attention Deficit leading to weight Metadate ER
, Concerta); Hyperactivity loss and poor dextroamphetamine Disorder linear growth.
It's not a first-line drug yet." Stimulant drugs--such as methylphenidate (Concerta, Metadate ER
, Ritalin, and Methylin; the latter two have both regular or extended release formulations)--are the preferred method to date for treating ADHD.