Meth OD 20 mg Tablet


Uses of Meth OD Tablet

Meth OD 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Meth OD Tablet side effects

  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nervousness

How to use Meth OD Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Meth OD 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Meth OD Tablet works

Researchers don't know how exactly Meth OD 20 mg Tablet works in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/ADHD (difficulty in paying attention and hyperactivity in children).

Meth OD Tablet related warnings

Taking Methylphenidate with alcohol may increase the blood pressure and heart rate.
Meth OD 20 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Meth OD 20 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may feel dizzy, have problems focussing or have blurred vision when taking Meth OD 20 mg Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
There is limited information available on the use of Meth OD 20 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be exercised in patients with underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Meth OD 20 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Meth OD Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Meth OD 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Meth OD 20 mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Do not take methylphenidate if you are allergic to methylphenidate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: thyroid problem, heart, liver or kidney problems, high blood pressure; compromised blood supply to brain, hands and legs, or have diseases of blood vessels of such as a stroke (weakness or paralysis of part or whole of body), swelling and weakening of part of a blood vessel (aneurysm), narrow or blocked blood vessels, or inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis); increased pressure in your eye (glaucoma); tumor of your adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma) which leads to episodic or sustained increase in blood pressure; narrowing or blockage of your gut or food-pipe; fits (seizures, convulsions, epilepsy) or any abnormal brain scans (EEGs); other mental disease.
  • Do not take methylphenidate if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.
  • Avoid taking methylphenidate during menstruation.
  • You should not take methylphenidate on the day of your surgery if a certain type of anesthetic such as ketamine, halothane, isoflurane, sevoflurane etc. are being used.
  • Do not drive or use machinery if you feel dizzy, have problems focusing or have blurred vision after taking methylphenidate.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Meth OD with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Carz
Brand(s): Imi-CI
Brand(s): Zosert
Brand(s): Norsun, Sensaril
Brand(s): Imirise
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
Brand(s): Flotin
Brand(s): Stoin
Brand(s): Thpin, Trisun, Othipen
Brand(s): Oxcap


Q. Is Meth OD a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ opiate/ amphetamine?
Meth OD is central nervous system stimulant drug that is used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (a behavioral disorder in children marked by poor concentration, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties). It is not monoamine oxidase inhibitor or an opiate. It is similar in function to amphetamine, but milder in nature
Q. Is Ritalin/Concerta same as Meth OD?
Ritalin and Concerta are proprietary (brand) names of Meth OD
Q. Can I take Ritalin for weight loss/ anxiety/ depression?
Ritalin (i.e. Methylphenidate) cannot be used to treat weight loss, anxiety or depression. They, on the contrary, are the side effects of the methylphenidate
Q. Does Meth OD keep you awake or help you focus?
Yes, Meth OD increases wakefulness, vigilance and attention span
Q. Does Meth OD make you high?
Meth OD has the ability to alter mood and feelings such that the effects are perceived by some as pleasant or ‘high'. Meth OD belongs to a sub schedule X consisting psychotropic and habit forming substances. It is available strictly as per the prescription and should always be used as advised by doctor
Q. Does Meth OD work like Adderall?
Both Meth OD and Adderall (amphetamine) are central nervous system stimulants but used for different indications (uses). Take your doctor's advice before using any medicine
Q. Does Meth OD expire/ go bad?
Like all other medicines, Meth OD expires.The expiry date is mentioned on the pill-box or strip. Meth OD should not be used beyond this date of expiry.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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