You can now buy generic Concerta. The generic versions of this drug are available in four strengths. Interestingly, the manufacturer of one of the generic versions of Concerta is the same manufacturer that makes the brand-name version.
Generic Concerta: An OverviewConcerta® (methylphenidate extended release) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Concerta is a medication that is designed to be released slowly over time. Because the medication is released slowly, it can be taken just once a day, eliminating the need to take medication at school or work.
Brand-name Concerta is manufactured by ALZA Corporation, and is distributed and marketed by McNeil Pediatrics. However, it is also available in generic form.
Manufacturers of Generic Concerta
Watson Laboratories sells an "authorized generic" version of Concerta. This means that the original manufacturer supplies Watson with brand-name Concerta tablets, which Watson packages and sells as a generic drug. Therefore, this generic version is exactly like the brand-name drug in every way, other than it being sold as a generic. Various other manufacturers, such as Mallinckrodt, Inc., and Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, Inc., also make a generic version of Concerta.
Strengths of Generic ConcertaGeneric Concerta tablets are available in four strengths:
- Concerta 18 mg
- Concerta 27 mg
- Concerta 36 mg
- Concerta 54 mg.