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Metadate CD® (methylphenidate extended-release) is a drug often used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although it is a stimulant, the drug produces a calming effect when used in doses intended for treating ADHD. It is available in six strengths and is currently not available in generic form (or without a prescription).
Metadata CD capsules consist of tiny beads that contain the medication -- 30 percent are immediate-release beads, while the other 70 percent are extended-release beads that dissolve more slowly.
(To learn more about using this medication to get your ADHD under control, click Metadate CD. This article gives a complete overview of how to use it, what to expect, why this product may not be suitable for certain people, and more.)
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