View Full Version : Are Generic Methylphenidate ER medications interchangeable When refilling


JustAHedgehog
03-22-17, 06:38 PM
I went to the pharmacy to get a refill with my physical prescription on hand and when I got home I realized instead of Methylphenidate ER (CD) I was given Methylphenidate ER (LA) and so I returned it. The pharmacist said it was okay since "(CD)" was in prethesies but I insisted in returning it. Does anyone know if this matters because I'm on spring break and that pharmacy is my only option here.

sarahsweets
04-05-17, 04:49 AM
This is what I found.
I went to the pharmacy to get a refill with my physical prescription on hand and when I got home I realized instead of Methylphenidate ER (CD) I was given Methylphenidate ER (LA) and so I returned it. The pharmacist said it was okay since "(CD)" was in prethesies but I insisted in returning it. Does anyone know if this matters because I'm on spring break and that pharmacy is my only option here.

METADATE CD (methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules) is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. The extended-release capsules comprise both immediate-release (IR) and extended-release (ER) beads such that 30% of the dose is provided by the IR component and 70% of the dose is provided by the ER component.
Ritalin LA® (methylphenidate hydrochloride) extended-release capsules is an extended-release formulation of methylphenidate with a bi-modal release profile. Ritalin LA® (methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules) uses the proprietary SODAS® (Spheroidal Oral Drug Absorption System) technology. Each bead-filled Ritalin LA (methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release capsules) capsule contains half the dose as immediate-release beads and half as enteric-coated, delayed-release beads, thus providing an immediate release of methylphenidate and a second delayed release of methylphenidate.

JustAHedgehog
04-05-17, 12:53 PM
Thanks I returned it and the next day got a call that they actually received metadate. THanks