Metadate CD Oral
A healthcare provider may prescribe Metadate CD® (methylphenidate extended-release) oral capsules to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although Metadate CD is a type of stimulant, it can produce a calming effect when used at the doses intended for ADHD treatment.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects include insomnia, headaches, and a loss of appetite. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking.
Metadate CD capsules are specially designed to release 30 percent of the medication immediately and the other 70 percent slowly, which allows the drug to be taken just once a day. Your dosage will be based on several factors, such as other medications you are currently taking and other ADHD medications you have tried. Metadate CD oral capsules are available in six strengths:
- Metadate CD 10 mg capsules
- Metadate CD 20 mg capsules
- Metadate CD 30 mg capsules
- Metadate CD 40 mg capsules
- Metadate CD 50 mg capsules
- Metadate CD 60 mg capsules.
(Click Metadate CD for more information on how Metadate CD oral capsules can be beneficial in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], general dosing guidelines, and tips on effectively using this medication.)