Metadate Cd

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Metadate Cd Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Methylphenidate HCl 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 50mg, 60mg; ext-rel caps (contains immediate-release + ext-rel beads); contains sucrose.

Pharmacological Class

CNS stimulant.

How Supplied



Generic Availability


Metadate Cd Indications


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Metadate Cd Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<6yrs: not established. Take before breakfast. Swallow whole or sprinkle contents onto applesauce (swallow immediately); do not crush, chew, or divide beads. ≥6yrs: initially 20mg once daily, may increase weekly by 10–20mg/day; max 60mg once daily.

Metadate Cd Contraindications


During or within 14 days of MAOIs. Hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption, or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency.

Metadate Cd Boxed Warnings

Boxed Warning

Abuse and dependence.

Metadate Cd Warnings/Precautions


High potential for abuse and dependence; monitor. Increased risk of sudden death, stroke, and MI; assess for presence of cardiac disease before initiating. Avoid in known structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, and other cardiac problems. Pre-existing psychotic disorder. Bipolar disorder; screen for risk before initiation. Consider discontinuing if new psychotic/manic symptoms occur. Monitor for new or worsening aggressive behavior or hostility. Seizure disorder. Peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud's Phenomenon; monitor for digital changes. Monitor growth (esp. children), BP, HR, CBCs, differential, platelet counts. Reduce dose or discontinue if paradoxical aggravation of symptoms occur. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: monitor infants.

Metadate Cd Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Metadate Cd Interactions


See Contraindications. Hypertensive crisis with MAOIs. Avoid alcohol. May decrease effectiveness of antihypertensive drugs; monitor and adjust dose of antihypertensives as needed. Concomitant risperidone may increase risk of extrapyramidal symptoms; monitor.

Metadate Cd Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Headache, anorexia, abdominal pain, insomnia; priapism, hypertension, tachycardia, visual disturbances.

Metadate Cd Clinical Trials

See Literature

Metadate Cd Note

Not Applicable

Metadate Cd Patient Counseling

See Literature