(methylphenidate hydrochloride) Tablet Extended Release
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METADATE ER Tablets (methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets, USP) are a mild central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. METADATE ER (methylphenidate hydrochloride tablet) is available as extended-release tablets of 10 and 20 mg for oral administration.
Methylphenidate hydrochloride is methyl a-phenyl-2-piperidineacetate hydrochloride, and its structural formula is:
Methylphenidate hydrochloride is a white, odorless, fine crystalline powder. Its solutions are acid to litmus. It is freely soluble in water and in methanol, soluble in alcohol, and slightly soluble in chloroform and in acetone. Its chemical formula is C14H19NO2•HCl, and its molecular weight is 269.77.
Inactive Ingredients: Cetyl alcohol, ethylcellulose, anhydrous lactose and magnesium stearate.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/26/2009
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