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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Or methylphenidate: Is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (with/without hyperactivity). In add pts, it has the effect of calming down t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate) history: The original patent was owned by ciba, now novartis corporation. It was first licensed by the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda) in 1955 for trea ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Methylphenidate &: Amphetamine are the two stimulants used for adhd. In large studies , their safety & efficacy are about the same. However, individual responses vary. F ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Controlled substance: This is a class 2 controlled substance that is monitored by state and federal officials from the point of manufacture to consumption. If you have a co ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Please get help: the only reason I know of for such a question is that someone is thinking about taking enough of a medication to hurt or kill themselves. This is a m ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Adults take: Ritalin (methylphenidate) for the same reason children do, they have attention deficit disorder, or in the older patient, Ritalin (methylphenidate) ca ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Relatively safe: Used appropriately to treat adhd (more rarely, narcolepsy), methylphenidate typically is quite well tolerated and has a >65% of helping markedly reduc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Just a Brand name: Methylin & Ritalin are brand names for methylphenidate. Each company picks names apt to appeal to patients and doctors and easy to remember. Differe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is one of psychostimulant and has been around a long time. It herl;ps with concentration. Focusing, improving inattention, i ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
yes: Expiration dates just have to do with optimal. It does not loose it's potency all at once. Obviously it is best to use meds before their expiration d ... Read More
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