Methylin Oral Solution
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Methylin Oral Solution
Methylin® Oral Solution
(methylphenidate HCl) oral solution, 5 mg/5 mL
(methylphenidate HCl) oral solution, 10 mg/5 mL
Methylin® (methylphenidate HCl) oral solution is a mild central nervous system (CNS) stimulant available as 5 mg/5 mL and 10 mg/5 mL oral solutions for oral administration. Methylphenidate hydrochloride is methyl α-phenyl-2-piperidineacetate hydrochloride, and its structural formula is
C14H19NO2 • HCl MW = 269.77
Methylphenidate hydrochloride USP 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.
Each mL of Methylin Oral Solution 5 mg/5 mL contains 1 mg of methylphenidate hydrochloride USP.
Each mL of Methylin Oral Solution 10 mg/5 mL contains 2 mg of methylphenidate hydrochloride USP.
In addition, Methylin Oral Solution also contains the following inactive ingredients: citric acid anhydrous, glycerin, N&A grape flavor, PEG 1450, and purified water.
What are the possible side effects of methylphenidate?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking methylphenidate and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
- aggression, restlessness, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches);
- easy bruising, purple spots on your...
What are the precautions when taking methylphenidate hcl oral solution 5 mg/5 ml and 10 mg/5 ml (Methylin Oral Solution)?
Before taking methylphenidate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to dexmethylphenidate; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high blood pressure, blood circulation problems (such as Raynaud's disease), glaucoma, heart problems (such as irregular heartbeat, heart failure, previous heart attack, problems with heart structure), family history of heart problems (such as sudden cardiac death, irregular heartbeat), mental/mood conditions (especially anxiety, tension, agitation), personal/family history of mental/mood...
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/21/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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