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Generic Concerta

Methylphenidate ER (Concerta) is an expensive drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat narcolepsy. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Compare central nervous system stimulants.
Methylphenidate ER Coupon - Methylphenidate ER 36mg tablet

Generic Substitution Alert: Some generic methylphenidate ER tablets may no longer be substituted for Concerta. Learn More

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These 15 Medications Can Cause a False Positive on Drug Tests

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 15, 2016

We hear “false positive” as a defense from professional athletes all the time when it comes to drug screens—but unexpected  results on drug screens really do happen.

A urine drug screen tests for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications. You may be more likely to be tested when applying for a job than when playing professional sports, but you could also be affected by a false positive. See More

7 Secrets to Easy Pharmacy Transfers

The GoodRx Pharmacist - February 18, 2016

So you’ve used GoodRx to compare prices on your prescription, and you found a less expensive pharmacy. But transferring your prescription is a pain, right? It’s actually easier than you may think! Generally, your new pharmacy will want to make the transfer as smooth as possible—and there are a few things you can to do keep things simple:

  1. Let your new pharmacy know that you want to transfer your prescriptions from your old pharmacy.
  2.  See More

Dry Mouth: Are Your Medications to Blame?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 19, 2015

Dry mouth isn’t just an annoyance, it can lead to serious dental issues. Xerostomia is the medical term for dry mouth and when it happens, you’ll want to know what’s causing it.

Risk factors for dry mouth include medications, mouth breathing, older age, and a history of radiation therapy in cancer patients. Medical conditions that contribute to dry mouth include Sjögren’s syndrome, diabetes, and anxiety disorders, and these can be easily ruled out by your doctor. See More

Authorized Generics: What Are They Exactly?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - February 20, 2015

When an authorized generic is available, it means that the company making the brand name product has either made a deal and given their exact recipe to a company that specializes in authorized generic products, or made the generic product themselves to be distributed by another company.

Will there be any differences between the brand medication and the authorized generic medication?

Yes. You may notice different tablet markings, taste, and label and packaging changes. See More

Certain Generics Are No Longer Equivalent to Brand Name Concerta

The GoodRx Pharmacist - January 03, 2015

Within the past few years, the FDA has given the okay for generic manufacturers to market generic versions of brand name Concerta (methylphenidate ER).

However, you may or may not know that Concerta is the only ADHD medication with a very unique delivery system referred to as OROS (osmotic controlled-release oral delivery system).

Several manufacturers have been making generic methylphendiate ER, however, the FDA has had some concerns over whether the various generic products are therapeutically equivalent. See More

Concerta vs Generic Methylphenidate ER for ADHD

The GoodRx Pharmacist - April 15, 2014

Just a few years ago, ADHD med Concerta (methylphenidate ER) received the okay from the FDA for a generic version, making the less expensive methylphenidate ER available as an alternative.

However, you may or may not know that brand name Concerta has a very unique delivery system, OROS (Osmotic [Controlled] Release Oral [Delivery] System). This is the way in which the medication is released from the tablet throughout the day once it has been ingested. See More

A Once Daily Liquid ADHD Treatment: Quillivant XR

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 03, 2013

There are many options when choosing the right medicine for you or your child when it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). Quillivant XR (methylphenidate extended release) is a relatively new alternative, and it’s the only once-daily liquid available.

What is Quillivant XR?
Quillivant XR contains the active ingredient methylphenidate, which has been used for years in the treatment of ADHD. See More

Ten Things Adults Should Know About Their ADHD Medications

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 31, 2012

The use of stimulant medications for the treatment of Adult ADHD has increased tremendously. I now see many psychiatrists in the community prescribing them along with antidepressants in those without ADHD. Before you commit to the use of stimulant medications here are ten things you need to now—some reassuring and some not.

1. They’re popular: Adults now receive one third of all prescriptions for ADHD medications in the US, a pattern that is not seen in other countries. See More

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