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Methylphenidate Oral Suspension    5 mg/mL
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    methylphenidate  10 mg  TAB   
    Citric acid monohydrate, USP    PWD   
    sodium citrate     PWD   
    Simple syrup        
    Sorbitol 70%      qs to 
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: mL

Directions: 1. In a mortar, crush tablets and triturate to a fine powder.
2. Gradually levigate powder with required amount of simple syrup until a liquid is formed.
3. Dissolve citric acid and sodium citrate in a small portion of the total amount of sorbitol required.
4. Levigate drug/simple syrup mixture with citric acid solution.
5. Pour into a graduated cylinder.
6. Rinse mortar and qs to final volume with sorbitol.
7. Transfer to final container and label.

Packaging:  Amber Plastic Bottle

Auxiliary Labels: Shake Well
  Store at Room Temperature

Storage/Expiry:Room Temperature: 28 days

Last Date Revised: 8-Aug-11

Trissel LA. Trissel’s™ Stability of compounded formulations. 4th ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2009.

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