Ritalin LA, the new ONCE-DAILY methylphenidate capsule

Novartis is poised to launch Ritalin LA, the new ONCE-DAILY methylphenidate capsule...just in time for the start of school.

There are now several once-daily stimulants for ADHD...but they have different release properties.

The current thinking is that children respond better when methylphenidate levels are rapidly rising. So the goal is to get TWO rapidly rising levels per day...as opposed to just sustained release.

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