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Methylphenidate (e.g. Ritalin, Metadate, Methylin)

Methylphenidate is sometimes prescribed for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Its supply, possession and administration are controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act and its associated regulations.  In schools/settings Methylphenidate must be stored in a locked non-portable container/place to which only named staff have access and a record of administration must be kept.  It is necessary to make a record when new supplies of Methylphenidate are received.

Unused Methylphenidate must be sent home via an adult and a record kept. These records must allow full reconciliation of supplies received, administered and returned home.