What is the conversion ratio when switching from methylphenidate immediate release (IR) or LA to the transdermal patch in the treatment of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Sep 09, 2021
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Answer

Methylphenidate transdermal patch is converted in a 1:1 ratio with methylphenidate IR and a 1:2 ratio with the LA preparations, although the FDA suggests starting with the lowest dose patch and working up.


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