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what's the difference between dexmethylphenidate and ritalin?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ritalin (methylphenidate): Dexmethylphenidate is an isomers of methylphenidate (ritalin).
Answered on Feb 1, 2019

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