- There are three different FDA approved Concerta generics in the United States of America (Concerta generic by the Watson/Actavis Company, MAllinckrodt, and Kudco (Kremers-Urban).
- All of these medications are listed as methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets.
- Only 1 Concerta generic provides the exact OROS time release technology as the brand-name Concerta making this a unique medication.
- Concerta generic produced by the Watson/Actavis Company is the only medication with the unique OROS delivery system technology.
- Look at the end of the Concerta generic capsule to see a small hole drilled showing the OROS technology.
- On the Concerta generic capsule produced by the Watson/Actavis Company the word “Alza” is printed with the prescribed milligrams.
- Mallinckrodt is a generic for Concerta that is similar to the brand version, but does not have the OROS time release technology.
- Mallinckrodt is an oblong shaped pill with a square around the letter M followed by the prescribed milligrams (27 mg, 36 mg, 56 mg).
- Kudco (Kremers-Urban) is another Concerta generic that is similar to the brand version, but it does not have the OROS time release technology.
- Kudco (Kremers-Urban) is a round pill with a box and the milligrams listed (18 mg, 28 mg).
To learn more I encourage you to read the following article: ADHD Roller Coaster: “Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?” by Gina Pera.
Wishing you the very best,